Praising Syria Strikes, Arabs Hail Donald Trump as 'Abu Ivanka Al-Amriki'
Arabs on social media are praising President Donald Trump for ordering the first direct U.S. military action against Syrian government forces, and they've even invented an honorific title for him: "Abu Ivanka al-Amriki."
"You what!? Good morning.. How big you are Abu Ivanka," wrote Moussa al-Omar, a Syrian journalist living in London.
The full title — Abu Ivanka al-Amriki — means, "Father of Ivanka the American," the BBC reported.
The Guardian's Kareem Shaheen, a Turkey and Middle East reporter, shared this hilarious photo of Trump with the title in Arabic, complete with full blonde beard.
CNN's senior international correspondent, Clarissa Ward, confirmed the reports of Trump's title on the ground in Syria. "One Syrian tells me the new nom de guerre for President Trump on the ground in Northern Syria is Abu Ivanka al Amriki."
This reporting suggests serious support for Trump, along with the fact that many Syrians changed their social media avatars to pictures of the U.S. president with "I love you" in Arabic beneath them.