Americans on both sides of the aisle are sounding off their disapproval on Twitter

By Tierney McAfee
April 11, 2017 01:09 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04: Ivanka Trump attends an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump also delivered remarks and answered questions from the audience during a town hall event with CEO's on the American business climate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Critics on social media are blasting Ivanka Trump after it was revealed that she may have influenced her father President Donald Trump‘s decision to launch a missile strike on the Syrian government last week in response to its use of chemical weapons on its citizens.

“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence,” President Trump’s son Eric Trump told The Daily Telegraph in an interview published Tuesday. “I’m sure she said, ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that.”

Asked about Ivanka’s role in the decision to strike Syria, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during his Tuesday briefing, “There’s no question that Ivanka and others weighed in to him.”

“I think there was a widespread acknowledgement that the images and the actions that had been taken were horrific and required action,” he added.

Americans on both sides of the aisle sounded off their disapproval on Twitter, with many questioning Ivanka’s ability to advise her father on military action.

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Ivanka, whose resume includes overseeing a fashion brand and working for the family’s Trump Organization, officially became an assistant to the president two weeks ago after long serving as an informal adviser to her father.

Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:

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One day after the Syrian government launched a chemical attack that killed an estimated 30 children, Ivanka tweeted that she was “heartbroken and outraged” by the “atrocious” act.

One Twitter user pointed out that if, as Eric Trump suggested, Ivanka’s tweeted heartbreak and horror influenced the president, one of the most ominous what-if’s of the 2016 campaign could now be reality:

“If this is true, Hillary was right. Trump could really start a war based on a tweet.”

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