Following President Donald Trump's assertion that the horrific images from a chemical weapons attack in Syria forced him to authorize a missile strike last week, Trump's son Eric has said his sister Ivanka Trump had a role in the decision.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Eric Trump said he is ''sure'' that his sister, recently appointed as a West Wing adviser, encouraged their father to carry out a the strike on Syria.
After more than 80 people were killed, including children, in a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province, the US fired missiles at the Syrian airbase. ''Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I'm sure she said: 'Listen, this is horrible stuff,' '' Eric said in the interview.
''I stay out of politics and I stay out of the administration, but you can tell he was deeply affected by those images of the children,'' he added about his father.
A day before the strikes, Ivanka Trump tweeted, ''Heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday.''
And the day after the strike, she tweeted saying, ''The times we are living in call for difficult decisions – Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity.''