Ivanka Trump immediately tweeted her support for her fatherr's air strikes in Syria over the weekend, but has since found her self the topic of criticism for what some see as hypocrisy in her statement. CNN’s Jake Tapper was among the most high-profile respondents to her tweet, as he asked whether or not she saw a “disconnect” between praising her father for supporting the Syrian people, while at the same time banning Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.
“The times we are living in call for difficult decisions. Proud of my father for refusing to accept these horrendous crimes against humanity,” Ivanka tweeted.
Tapper's quick reply said, “How do you feel about his proposed ban on Syrian refugees from entering the US? Do you see any disconnect there at all?”
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The first daughter didn’t respond directly to Tapper, but a side conversation followed in which, Cate Long, a prominent Trump supporter, slammed Tapper as an internet “internet troll.”
Tapper replied to Long, saying, “It’s a sincere question to a senior WH adviser on Twitter. I’d love to ask her in an interview of course. ... Not sure why your concern is more for one of the most powerful people in the world than for the most vulnerable, but have a great weekend.”