Ivanka Trump - Wikipedia
Donald Trump's son, EricTrump says in a interview with The Telegraph, that he is "sure" that his sister, Ivanka Trump, encouraged their father to carry out the US military strike against the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
"Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I'm sure she said: 'Listen, this is horrible stuff,' " Eric Trump told the Telegraph.
The US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian airbase after more than 80 people were killed, including children, in a chemical weapons attack in the country according to CNN.
Ivanka Trump who is newly appointed West Wing adviser, and also married to Jared Kushner, another Trump senior adviser, has infuence on decisions made in the White House, according to her brother Eric and the White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who told reporters on Monday that "there is no question that Ivanka and others weighed in" with their reaction to the images from the Syrian conflict, but he would not say if Ivanka lobbied in support of military action, CNN reports.
President Donald Trump has said that the horrific images from a chemical weapons attack in Syria compelled him to authorize a missile strike against an Assad-regime airbase last week.
President Trump has earlier criticized former president Barack Obama for the wars in the Middle East and North Africa, and warned him for attacking Syria and the disasters that would come out from that.