Assistant to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump said allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. “has to be part of the discussion” of how best to help those fleeing Islamic State militants and Syria’s long-running civil war.
No. We didn’t elect her. As Heartiste says, she has failed the “doe-eyed suffering child” test. She’s too easily swayed by propaganda operatives playing on her heartstrings. Remove her from advisory positions, Mr. President.
The people who put you in power basically want one thing: that you defend the country.
The Left hates you. The establishment Republicans despise you. Your base – that means your allies – consists of people who understand the urgency of defending the nation.
Ivanka, and people like her, whisper counsels of surrender in your ear. The force of such counsels might be magnified if you think the media will say nice things about you if you cave in on this. I’m pretty sure you have the contempt for the media that they deserve, but just in case:
(1) No, they won’t say nice things about you. They hate you and will take great delight in dragging you over the coals even after you have surrendered to them. That’s what they always do. More conventional GOP politicians than you have learned this the hard way.
(2) Infinitely more importantly, remember that we are at war. You don’t let the enemy sway you, you don’t heed the enemy’s praise or their insults. You are a war President. That’s why we elected you. Your time in the White House must be a time of strife, conflict, fighting, battle. Discard now any thought of playing nice with enemies. Abandon any thought of even the tiniest unnecessary concession. In war, you defeat your enemies, you don’t try to make them like you.
People who urge surrender, even if it is from mistaken good intentions, must be removed from positions of influence before they irrevocably damage the country.
So as to Ivanka: Beloved daughter, sure. Policy advisor, NO.