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Ivanka Trump influenced Syria bombing, brother suggests

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Ivanka Trump influenced Syria bombing, brother suggests

<p>Donald Trump’s decision to launch air strikes on Syria was influenced by his “heartbroken” daughter, Ivanka, one of the President’s sons has suggested.</p> <p>Eric Trump also said the bombing, which has strained ties with Russia, also proved that his father will not be “pushed around” by the Kremlin.</p> <p>US missiles targeted a Syrian airbase in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria last week.</p> <p>US intelligence says the deadly attack was carried out by Syrian leader Bashar al Assad’s government.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Donald Trump’s action in Syria proves he is not in league with Putin, says his son Eric <a href="https://t.co/vZUoDZEgmz">https://t.co/vZUoDZEgmz</a> <a href="https://t.co/68OTsYziNl">pic.twitter.com/68OTsYziNl</a></p>— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/TelegraphNews/status/851539066285735938">April 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The 33-year-old, who is now helping to run his father’s property business, said his sister was “outraged and heartbroken” by the chemical deaths.</p> <p>He told the UK’s <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/10/donald-trumps-action-syria-proves-not-league-putin-says-son/">The Daily Telegraph</a>: “These guys are savages and I’m glad (President Trump) responded the way he responded.</p> <p>“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said ‘listen, this is horrible stuff.’ </p> <p>“My father will act in times like that.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The times we are living in call for difficult decisions – Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity <a href="https://t.co/yV0oJuC9dE">https://t.co/yV0oJuC9dE</a></p>— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/850358440174157824">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Russia has vowed to strengthen Syria’s anti-aircraft defences following Washington’s most direct action in Syria since its civil war began.</p> <p>President Vladimir Putin said the missile strikes broke international law and have seriously hurt US-Russia relations, news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike…… <a href="https://t.co/3nUzrdiGzX">pic.twitter.com/3nUzrdiGzX</a></p>— President Trump (@POTUS) <a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/850231315584532481">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Eric Trump said: “If there was anything that Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie.</p> <p>“(President Trump) is not a guy who gets intimidated. </p> <p>“I can tell you he is tough and he won’t be pushed around. The cards will shake out the way they do but he’s tough.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, the G7 group of the world’s most industrialised nations has failed to reach agreement on potential fresh sanctions against Russia and Syria.</p>