President Donald Trump ranted at length about the Kurds, military deployments overseas, Sen. Lindsey Graham and former President Barack Obama in a bizarre conversation with reporters in the White House.
The president met with the media Wednesday afternoon during a bilateral meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella, and he touched on a bewildering variety of topics -- much to the confusion of onlookers.
This is fucking insane. This press conference is purpose-built to empower and delight every bad actor in the worl… https://t.co/jaKAwShREt— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1571246462.0
This is when a good staffer would be pulling the fire alarm. https://t.co/lxGpcT8GyO— Schooley (@Schooley)1571246888.0
These quotes are from Trump, moments ago, but they mirror talking points from Erdogan, Putin and Assad. "The PKK.… https://t.co/JLTWvOpvBb— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall Cohen)1571247321.0
Trump says he would "welcome" Russia's broader intervention in Syria.— Noah Rothman (@Noah Rothman)1571246172.0
It should be apparent from this press conference is the President of the United States is speaking and acting in th… https://t.co/XjPRq0Fas5— Xeni Jardin (@Xeni Jardin)1571248061.0
Trump repeats his Kurds are "no angels" line before saying this: "The PKK, which is a part of the Kurds, as you kn… https://t.co/WbOO0KDxkp— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1571246784.0
Trump now becoming a propagandist for the Turkish government. This is the same government that secretly hired Mic… https://t.co/zTM8Qe7Uek— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1571247397.0
Trump is talking of going to Dover for return of slain soldiers--says many were killed in places they shouldn't hav… https://t.co/mlnFNu2Jfg— Jackie Calmes (@Jackie Calmes)1571246817.0
Maybe this guy shouldn't be the president is what I'm saying.— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1571246965.0
"We're bringing our soldiers back home," Trump says. But he also concedes sending 2000 US troops to Saudi Arabia, b… https://t.co/aAP33piyfY— Jackie Calmes (@Jackie Calmes)1571247392.0
The worst part isn't that America has a mob boss president. It's that our guy is just an underboss. He's Christopher or Big Pussy.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1571247337.0
Trump says of the 2016 election: "It was a corrupt election." He says he thinks the corruption "goes right up to Pr… https://t.co/u3kkw2ANVd— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1571246899.0