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Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “don’t be a fool” and said history risked branding him a “devil” in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into north-eastern Syria.
The letter, first obtained by a Fox Business reporter, was shorn of diplomatic niceties and began with an outright threat.
“Let’s work out a good deal!” Trump wrote in the letter dated 9 October, whose authenticity was confirmed to various news outlets by the White House.
Days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated region, Trump told the Turkish president he would wreck Ankara’s economy if the invasion went too far.
“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,” he wrote.
“History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way,” Trump continued. “It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.”
“Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” he finished, adding: “I will call you later.”
He writes like a child because he is a child.
That's a given. The serious question, and one that should concern us all, where is the filter in the West Wing to put the kabosh on such juvenile rantings? The answer is apparent...he is making ill-informed decisions on a whim, deferring to our adversaries, not understanding the history or long term ramifications of those decisions while leaving his intelligence agencies, State department, and military advisors totally out of the loop. Dangerous does not begin to describe his actions.
And the deporables applaud everything Crooked donnie says or does, it's really sad and very scary that there are people out there that don't think he is doing anything wrong.
If Erdogan threw it in the trash, I say waste of good toilet paper
Turkey responded to his letter by invading northern Syria hours later.