The civilians of Syria are pleased with President Trump’s decision to strike out against the Assad regime. They’re so pleased that they’ve given the President a new nickname.
People all over the world of Arabs are calling Trump “Abu Ivanka al-Amriki,” which means “Father of Ivanka, the American. And, it’s spreading all over social media, The Telegraph reported.
It’s supposed to be a term of endearment, respect and admiration for The Don. Trump’s new nickname is a positive response to the attack on the Syrian airbase in response to the chemical weapons attack on civilians.
American officials still maintain that the deadly chemical attack was ordered by President Bashar al-Assad.
A tweet from a CNN international correspondent read:
“One Syrian tells me the new nom de guerre for President Trump on the ground in Northern Syria is Abu Ivanka al-Amriki.”
Syrians located here in the U.S. are also praising President Trump for striking out to punish the acts of Assad. They feel relieved that the U.S. government finally took action against President Assad.
The president of Syria has been brutally slaughtering the innocent civilians of the country for years. His plans were to suppress any and all uprising against him.
Many have expressed frustration over former President Barack Obama’s policy of avoiding direct action against the regime, despite repeated words of compassion and statements of condemnation for Assad’s brutal actions.
“When I saw President Trump and the United States taking action for the first time after six years of calling for help, we felt happy and grateful,” Kassen Eid, a Syrian refugee who survived a 2013 chemical weapons attack told Fox News following the strike. He, like many other Syrian refugees, hopes Trump’s policy change will eventually result in a safer Syria that will allow them to return home.
Some restaurant owners in Syria have gone so far as to change the name of their shop in honor of Trump, reports The Telegraph. One Syrian man who opposes Assad told the outlet he wants to name his first son after Trump.
“Maybe you in the West hate Trump, but he has already done far more for us than Obama,” Najim Hassan, a Syrian who lives in a city occupied by rebels against Assad, told The Telegraph. “We love him because he does more than he says, he’s a man of action and at least he gives us something to hope for.”