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President Trump launched a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airfield late Thursday night in response to the Syrian government initiating a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people.


In a Monday interview with The Telegraph, Eric Trump revealed that while he and his father were affected by the images of those hurt in the chemical attack, it was his older sister, Ivanka Trump, who ultimately helped encourage the president’s decision.

“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,” he said.

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After the attack, the first daughter tweeted about her outrage:

Some days after, she tweeted her support of Trump’s airstrike:

According to one of the First Kids, Ivanka Trump helped influence the president’s airstrike in Syria AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Zuri Davis About the author:
Zuri Davis is a media writer for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @RiEleDavis.
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