Eric Trump: Syria strike was influenced by 'heartbroken and outraged' Ivanka

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President Donald Trump said the decision to carry out a strike on Syria last week was sparked by awful images from a chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed at least 87 people, including more than 30 children, according to CNN.

Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase and referred to the "slow and brutal death for so many" caused by the chemical attack of two days before.

It's only been a few weeks since Ivanka took an official role in her father's White House, making it tough to analyze just how much of an influence she's exerted on her father. "I'm sure she said: 'Listen, this is frightful stuff.'" Eric Trump says "Ivanka is by [President Trump's] side in Washington" and isn't afraid to give him opinions that contradict those of his advisers.

Eric added the president was "deeply affected" by the images of the dead and dying children beamed across television stations, particularly the shots of children being "sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning".

Ivanka Trump posted about the chemical attack and strike on Syria on Twitter.

"The times we are living in call for hard decisions", the first daughter said in a tweet last week.

He said that the decision to punish President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack which killed civilians, was taken after his sister was "heartbroken and outraged" by the atrocity.

In "Saturday Night Live", Johansson once again mocked Ivanka Trump's remarks by impersonating her on the show.

Eric rejected claims that his father had acted impulsively after seeing the images, saying the President was "a great thinker, practical not impulsive". She may be a mother who can empathize with Syrian children, but she shouldn't come remotely close to influencing Trump's foreign policy decisions.

With the debacle over health care and the failure to implement the so-called Muslim ban, Ivanka and Kushner were able to expand their control as Bannon's sphere of influence diminished. Increasingly it seems like the Trump family is under the impression that Obama wanted to hit Assad four years ago for no particular reason whatsoever.

"If being complicit is wanting to.be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I'm complicit", Ivanka said during her interview - her first since assuming the role of the president's assistant.

Moscow slammed the U.S. strike as "aggression against a sovereign state" and has defended the Syrian leader against USA allegations that his forces used chemical weapons against his own people.

"Quite frankly, I find most politicians disgusting people and you can quote me on that".

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