Despite her undying support for her father, President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump expressed her disagreement with his government's stance on Syrian refugees. Ivanka said it's an important matter that needs discussion but all that talk won't be enough if the U.S. and the world won't to come together and take action.
Speaking with NBC while on her trip to Germany, Ivanka acknowledged the plight of Syrian refugees as a "global humanitarian crisis." When pressed if the U.S. borders should be opened to these refugees, Ivanka nodded and said, "It has to be part of the discussion," but implied something else has to be done as well.
President Trump once regarded the refugee problem as a Trojan horse and told the press of his hesitation in welcoming them across the U.S. borders. "We have no idea who these people are, we are the worst when it comes to paperwork," Trump said, as per CNN.
He also said the United States has problems of its own and allowing refugees could cause more problems. He cited Germany's situation where citizens have rallied against German Chancellor Angela Merkel for allowing so many migrants.
In early April, the president launched an attack against a Syria military base with 59 Tomahawk missiles, CNBC reported. He believed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad released chemical weapons that choked and killed innocent women and children. "Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack," the president said.
Meanwhile, advisers of the president described Ivanka's comments as a "political misstep." According to the New York Times, it highlighted the disagreements within the White House's core circle, which included Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner, the president's strategist Stephen K. Bannon and policy adviser Stephen Miller.
The civil war in Syria, which started over four years ago, already killed 320,000 people. An estimated five million refugees left the country seeking their new homes across other nations.