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    Ivanka Trump Says Media Misunderstands Her Role in Syrian Airbase Attack

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    Ivanka Trump said that media misinterpreted comments about her involvement in the government's decision to launch airstrikes on Syrian airfield in Homs.

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday that media misinterpreted comments about her involvement in the government's decision to launch airstrikes on Syrian airfield in Homs.

    "That would be a flawed interpretation," Trump stated in Berlin, Germany referring to a New York Times publication on how the decision was made.

    On April 11, the president's son Eric Trump revealed that his sister Ivanka, who has recently agreed to take an unpaid job as a White House adviser, influenced the order to take a military action on Syria.

    The White House also confirmed that Ivanka weighed in the decision. However, Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not specify the extend of her participation.

    The United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase on April 6. Trump assured that the launch was conducted in response to a chemical attack on civilians in Idlib that killed more than 80 people, including children.

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