Donald Trump’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president’s sons told The Daily Telegraph.
Eric Trump told the British newspaper on Monday that the strike was influenced in part by Ivanka, who he said was “heartbroken and outraged” by the chemical attack.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” Eric Trump said, speaking with the newspaper at Trump Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”
Trump himself was “deeply affected” by the pictures of children being “sprayed down by hoses to keep their skin from burning,” according to his son. “It was horrible. These guys are savages and I’m glad he responded the way he responded.”
He described the president as “a great thinker, practical not impulsive,” and added: “I’m proud he took that action, and believe me he thinks things through.”
There you go, our foreign policy is being decided by the emotions of the president’s unelected daughter!