A fashion designer is dictating U.S. military policy

Today the president’s son told reporters that last week’s decision to fire 59 missiles at a Syrian air base was influenced by a “heartbroken and outraged” Ivanka Trump.  “Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” Eric Trump said, “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”

Eric Trump added, “If there was anything that the strike on Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie.”

Perhaps Eric Trump is completely deluded and knows not of what he speaks, but I think it’s at least worth inquiring whether our president committed an act of war to assuage his daughter’s feelings and to cover up a political scandal.

If we had a Congress that cared about anything apart from cutting taxes for rich people and gutting the social safety net, there would at least be a couple of hearings about it. 

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.