Dr Jan Halper-Hayes hit out at the American President’s critics for blasting the leader for becoming embroiled in the Syrian civil war.
The US action on Bashar al-Assad’s Sharat airbase in Homs comes after a chemical attack in Idlib last week, which killed at least 80 people.
Dr Halper-Hayes told Channel 4 News: “Yes I know they want him to just focus on America and there is a bit of that binary thinking but binary thinking does not work in real life and there has to be some bit of a balance.”
When questioned about pressure for Mr Trump to build a wall at US border with Mexico, the advisor said the President needed time.
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Dr Jan Halper-Hayes defended the airstrikes on Syria last week
You can call Trump a liar, you can say he’s full of hyperbally but don’t ever call him a hypocrite
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She said: “The wall needs to be approved in the budget and the budget hasn’t come up yet.
“Let’s give things measured days to happen because… you can call Trump a liar, you can say he’s full of hyperbally but don’t ever call him a hypocrite because he is a man that does stand by what he says he’s going to do.”
Dr Halper-Hayes said the billionaire tycoon’s foreign policy was about “defeating ISIS”.
She said: “He said we’re not going to get ourselves into a ground war but he did say we’re going to defeat ISIS and we have to look at his foreign policy because he had a foreign policy which focussed on the rest of the world so we’re not isolated."
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European countries have been broadly supportive so far as President Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched
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SYRIA OPPOSES: President Bashar al-Assad's office denounced the U.S. strike as 'reckless, irresponsible behavior.'
Anti-Trump protesters demonstrating after the Syrian missile strikes
“He doesn’t want to be the police of the world.”
He also admitted the strikes now meant there was an increased risk of a conflict between the US and Russia.
“Of course there are greater risks, we hope that this doesn’t happen, we don’t want any escalation of the hostilities between any two countries.
“But at the same time, we cannot really sit still and watch hypocrites, schizophrenics attacking our country day and night.”