Following a brutal chemical attack from the country’s president Bashar al-Assad against his own people last week, President Donald Trump authorized a missile attack at a Syrian air base. It was a move that also provoked Syrian allies Russia and Iran — and according to Trump’s son Eric, might have been carried out because of Ivanka’s influence over her father.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said ‘listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that,” Eric said in an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph.
Eric said Ivanka was “heartbroken and outraged” by the images coming out of Syria, adding that President Trump was similarly disgusted. “I will tell you that attack on children had a big, big impact on me,” he added. “That was a horrible, horrible thing,” (The plight of Syrian refugee children, however, appears not to have such an impact on the Trump family — or any impact, in fact.)
Ivanka’s role in the White House is still a bit vague; as a “special advisor” to the President, it’s not entirely clear what kind of role will she have, and what kind of ethics rules must she comply with? Eric’s remarks have provided a little hint: her input might lead us to war.