Eric Trump: Ivanka Likely Influenced Decision To Strike Syria
Eric Trump suggested in an interview to the Daily Telegraph that Ivanka may have influenced her father's decision to strike Syria.<br /> <br />About a week ago, President Trump surprised many by ordering a missile strike on an airfield in Syria in response to a reported chemical attack on Syrian people. <br>According to Eric Trump, the president's son, Ivanka likely played a role in the decision. <br>On Monday, he said to the Daily Telegraph</a>, “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."<br>Eric also said</a>, “…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…”<br>While many nations have applauded the missile strike against Syria, the decision is being questioned by some U.S. veterans who had previously been deployed to the Middle East.<br>One criticism revolves around a seeming lack of a clear end goal; for example, Evan McAllister, a Marine scout and sniper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, told the website LifeZette</a>, “The foreign policy I was ultimately hoping for is one that abides by the belief that nation building, mission creep, and counterinsurgency without a clear end-state are horrible courses of action…our military simply doesn’t exist for that purpose.”<br>Meanwhile, Democratic Representative Seth Moulton, also an Iraq War veteran, said on CNN</a> Friday, “We don’t really know what we’re fighting for in Syria. And, fundamentally, that’s just not fair to our troops.”<br>However, other veterans like Senator John McCain have voiced their support for Trump’s action in Syria.