According to a source close to the Trump family, Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka may have played a large role in convincing President Trump to respond to Syria’s chemical attacks with an airstrike.
Trump’s past reluctance for U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict seemed to take a sudden turn just before he ordered Thursday’s 59 tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield.
Some believe he may have been influenced by his daughter’s concerns.
A source close to the first family said: “Increasingly, Ivanka is having more and more influence over her father.
“She often counsels her father and was very clear that action needed to be taken against Assad in some form.”
“Ivanka was infuriated over the lack of a direct response in the immediate aftermath of the Syrian attack.”[…] “The response was quite immediate and clearly helped changed her father’s views on the issue of Syria.”
Heartbroken and outraged by the images coming out of Syria following the atrocious chemical attack yesterday.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 5, 2017
Ivanka tweeted that she was “hearbroken” after Syria’s chemical attack on Tuesday, returning to the topic days later, after the strike, to say she was “proud” of her father for his opposition to “horrendous crimes against humanity.”
The times we are living in call for difficult decisions – Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity https://t.co/yV0oJuC9dE
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 7, 2017
So did Ivanka’s heartbreak have a role in her father’s actions?