Syrian nationals who oppose the Assad regime have come with a new nickname for Donald Trump, calling him “Abu Ivanka al-Amriki.” The phrase, which translates into “Father of Ivanka” is a term of respect and admiration for Trump, following his quick military response to chemical attacks on Syrian citizens.
“One Syrian tells me the new nom de guerre for President Trump on the ground in Northern Syria is Abu Ivanka al-Amriki,” a CNN international correspondent reported on twitter.
According to the Daily Caller:
Syrians in the U.S., too, praised Trump for the punishing strike, expressing relief that the U.S. finally acted against Assad, who has been brutally slaughtering civilians for years in an attempt to suppress the 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.
Some residents of rebel occupied cities in Syria have also praised Trump’s decisiveness, even going so far as to express wishes to name their children after him. “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,” one local told reporters.