DONALD Trump’s decision to rain down 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base was sparked by his daughter Ivanka’s “heartbroken” response to Assad’s chemical attack, insiders have claimed.
By VINCENT WOOD
Trump has long opposed military intervention in Syria – both as a private citizen when he criticised Obama’s intervention in the region, and as President.
But the Republican firebrand is believed to have made his dramatic U-turn after being convinced by his daughter Ivanka’s impassioned response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on Tuesday.A source close to the first family said: “Increasingly, Ivanka is having more and more influence over her father.
Trump is believed to have made his dramatic U-turn after being convinced by Ivanka
Following her comments, the President’s stance on a military response began to shift, quickly claiming the attack was an “affront to humanity” and blasting Assad’s “heinous” actions.
And the following day, hours before launching a flurry of 2,900lb missiles into the country, the President had shifted from isolation to intervention.He said: “I think what Assad did is terrible.
Trump has long relied on his eldest daughter in his business dealings
59 tomahawk missiles were fired from US Navy destroyers
“She has genuine concerns for others and wants to do what is right.“As she was feeding her kids on Wednesday morning, she thought enough was enough and tweeted her thoughts for everyone to see.“The response was quite immediate and clearly helped changed her father’s views on the issue of Syria.”