Donald Trump has an uncanny knack for causing the greatest damage to America in as few moves as possible. Is it possible that he consistently blunders into them, or is something else going on with him?
With just one phone call he managed to set our allies up for ethnic cleansing, gave the Russians a long-awaited foothold in the Middle East, and opened the door for Turkey’s dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to carve off a piece of Syria.
Trump wrote an eighth-grade level letter to President Erdoğan trying to reel back his horrendous mistake. Yet, Turkish presidential sources reported to BBC that their president was so disgusted:
“President Erdoğan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin.’
The Turkish dictator apparently had no respect for the U.S. president. However, POTUS proudly distributed a copy of the letter he wrote in a meeting with Democratic leadership. It was an appalling message for the president of the United States to have written:
‘Let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will.’
Trump wrote on:
‘History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.’
The winners of Trump’s fiasco were the Syrian government, the Turks, ISIS, and most of all the Russians. The American president also reignited ISIS and let hundreds of the worst escape from prisons once guarded by the Kurds.
Trump claimed he did nothing wrong, denigrating the heroic Kurds who fought with us against ISIS. He said they were doing better than ever at the same time as they fled their villages under the sounds of bombs exploding. He called the Kurds “no angels” and said they had a lot of sand to “play with over there.”
In a press briefing, the former leader of the free world spoke about what he had done as the leader of Italy sat next to him, clearly uncomfortable. The translator was captured on camera with shocked looks on her face. Trump said:
‘They have a problem at a border. It’s not our border. We shouldn’t be losing lives over it. [I was] strategically brilliant.’
‘Our soldiers are out of there. Our soldiers are totally safe. They’ve got to work it out. Maybe they can do it without fighting.
‘We’re watching and we’re negotiating and we’re trying to get Turkey to do the right thing, because we’d like to stop wars regardless.’
In the press briefing, he added this about the Kurds.
‘They fought with us. We made a lot of money for them to fight with us, and that’s okay. They did well when they fought with us. They didn’t do so well when they didn’t fight with us.’
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