Did Eric Trump Just Say That Ivanka Convinced Trump To Strike Syria?
As the hashtag #FireKushner trended on twitter this past Saturday, people were wondering if Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had played a role in convincing Trump to strike the Syrian airfield. Has this theory has now been confirmed by Eric Trump?
In an interview on Monday, Eric Trump revealed that his sister Ivanka played a substantial role in their father’s decision to launch 59 cruise missiles at an air force base in Syria last Friday.
‘Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure he said, “Listen, this is horrible stuff.” My father will act in times like that,’ explained Eric in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
After just 2 days in her new role in the White House, she took to twitter to comment on the recent gas attack that launched from the Syrian airfield that was struck by the US last week.
‘Heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday,’ wrote Ivanka on Twitter last Wednesday, 15 minutes into the airing of her highly anticipated interview with ‘CBS This Morning.’
To some, it is curious that just a few days after Steve Bannon was demoted, Ivanka’s husband was promoted and Ivanka’s feelings about the attack were tweeted out, that the US launched the airstrike.
Eric Trump continued:
“My father will act in times like that,” Eric Trump added. “And by the way, he was anti doing anything with Syria two years ago. Then a leader gasses their own people, women and children. At some point America is the global leader and the world’s superpower has to come forward and act and they did with a lot of support of our allies and I think that’s a great thing.”
Eric Trump also said that the strike proved Trump associates did not collude with Russia to interfere with the presidential election.
“It was horrible,” Eric Trump said. “These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded. If there was anything that [the strike on] Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie,” he said.
Following the missile strike, Ivanka took to Twitter and said she was “proud” of the president.
“The times we are living in call for difficult decisions. Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity,” she wrote:
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in an official statement: “Russian forces were notified in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line. U.S. military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to visit Moscow on Tuesday.