#FireKushner Takes Over Twitter


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The hashtag #FireKushner became the top trending topic on Twitter Friday night, thanks to outraged Donald Trump supporters who blamed Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top adviser, for the decision to strike Syria.

According to the outraged Trump supporters, the Syrian strike was a betrayal of Trump’s “America First” platform. They blame that policy change on Kushner.

Irate Trump supporters also tweeted out #KeepBannon Friday night in addition to #FireKushner, in reference to reports that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon may be dismissed soon. Bannon is considered to be the Trump adviser who represents populist-nationalism in the West Wing.

Bannon supporters, on the other hand, see Kushner as a “globalist” who’s undermining Trump’s populist message.

According to several reports this week, Kushner and Bannon locked in battle with each other over Trump’s agenda and disagreed over whether the president should launch a missile strike against Syria. (RELATED: Bannon Lost To Kushner In Syria Strike Debate)

Editor’s note: A tweet from an account suspended by Twitter has been removed from this article.