In an interview that aired on NBC this morning, First Daughter Ivanka Trump said allowing Syrian refugees into the United States “has to be part of the discussion,” adding that it might not even be enough.
“I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening, and we have to come together, and we have to solve it,” she said to NBC reporter Hallie Jackson.
“Does that include opening the border to Syrian refugees in the U.S.?” inquired Jackson.
“That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself,” came the reply.
“I’m incredibly hopeful that legislation is put together,” Ivanka continued.
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As Politico’s Louis Nelson points out, this is a direct aversion from President Donald Trump’s conservative stance on Syrian refugees.
Following Ivanka Trump’s statement to NBC, many conservatives are criticizing her for this.
Popular conservative Twitter user Paul Joseph Watson called Ivanka “a globalist or at best incredibly misinformed & naive.”
Ivanka Trump is a globalist or at best incredibly misinformed & naive. She should not be advising Trump. https://t.co/c5UVPlaqNv
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 26, 2017
💯 % with you. She should stick to entrepreneurship for women. The only refugees we should take are the Christians at risk even in camps
— Wink & A Nod 👠😉🌹 (@wink_nod) April 26, 2017
She's awful. Shouldn't be anywhere near the Whitehouse
— Andy (@VacantFaith81) April 26, 2017
There is definitely something up and it disturbing to think she is advising and his base can't get him to listen! @realDonaldTrump
— 🇺🇸Lynn Loera🇺🇸 (@LynnLoera) April 26, 2017
female nature of protection speaks. she is naive too because she is not understanding the games played on refugees crisis
— Europeans🆘Betrayed (@AR1ST0S) April 26, 2017
Agreed. We all know that Ivanka and her husband have a role in Trump's decisions. Hopefully Trump doesn't get swayed
— Daniel Shikhman (@DanielShikhman) April 26, 2017
I think she needs to go away or shut her mouth. Unfortunaly, she's an example of elite socialite left wing out of touch w/ real world woman.
— Mary (@Mary8941) April 26, 2017
Fueling these concerns are claims that Ivanka Trump is the “First Whisperer.”
“Is she going to bring her father on a moderate course, as some hope?” speculates one German newspaper. “Or will she be a loyal accomplice?”