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#FireKushner Takes Over Twitter

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrives to attend US President Donald Trump's press conference on February 16, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new nominee to head the US Department of Labor, after his first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration on February 15. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty ImagesSenior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrives to attend US President Donald Trump's press conference on February 16, 2017 at the White House. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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