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Trump's son says Syria missile strike shows Trump is not colluding with Putin

Eric Trump
David Orrell | CNBC
Eric Trump

President Donald Trump's decision to order a cruise missile strike on a Syria-government airfield is evidence he is not colluding with Russia and will not be "pushed around" by President Vladimir Putin, Eric Trump told the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.

The U.S. president's son stressed his father would not be intimated by Putin's hardline stance concerning the Syrian conflict and insisted his father would prove there is "no-one harder" should Moscow "cross us".

The White House authorized the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Thursday evening in response to what Trump's administration and several U.S. allies claim was a chemical attack by the Bashar Assad regime which had left scores of people dead.

Eric Trump also said the U.S. president's decision to bomb a Syrian airbase was influenced by his sister Ivanka's reaction to the alleged poison gas attack by Syria's military last week. Ivanka Trump had said she was "heartbroken and outraged" by the atrocity.

Read The Telegraph's full article here.