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Internet rips Trump for saying Kurds didn’t help at Normandy: ‘So? You didn’t help during Vietnam’

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Angry Donald Trump yells at reporters at the White House following Robert Mueller's testimony (screen grab)

President Donald Trump gave a bizarre Q&A session at the White House Wednesday, in which he attacked the Kurdish people in northern Syria for not doing enough to help anyone else.

Trump justified allowing Turkey to kill the Kurds by saying that they’ve been at war for a long time anyway. He claimed that he was fine with ethnic cleansing, so long as it was done humanely.

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He then went on to attack the Kurds for not being helpful during World War II, missing the history that at least 700,000 Kurds were forcibly displaced by the end of WWI. The United Kingdom helped the Kurds declare independence in 1927. Kurdish revolts were springing up throughout Turkey in the 1920s and 1930s, but to Trump, they should have been using that time to help.

The comment seems to have come from a Townhall piece by Kurt Schlichter. He calls the PKK a bunch of “commie terrorists” who aren’t friends to the U.S. The Kurds are responsible for the majority of the fighting on the ground with Syria.

Ironically, Schlichter has since changed his position.

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Trump went on to claim that alliances, like the one the U.S. made with the Kurds, are “easy.”

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It prompted the internet to unleash on his nonsense and mock his lack of historic perspective.

Read the tweets below:

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Things are so bad for Republicans the GOP had to send money to Texas

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In 2016, then-anti-Trump Republican Sen. Linsey Graham proclaimed, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it." It seems his prediction is coming closer to fruition.

Financial reporting reveals that the Republican Party was forced to send $1.3 million to ruby-red Texas as the election nears.

It was something spotted by ProPublica developer and ex-reporter Derek Willis Sunday.

"That's never happened before," he tweeted.

He noted that the Texas GOP raised $3.3 million in August, but nearly half of that came from their national parents.

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What the London ‘Blitz’ reveals about how much pain and tragedy people can handle in 2020

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It's hard to imagine how 2020 could possibly get worse. "If we lose Betty White," a friend said on a drive to the Supreme Court to lay flowers.

So many Americans have lost friends or family members to COVID-19. Thousands of Americans survived the virus only to desperately needed organ transplants and forever will struggle to breathe the way they once did. Others are still suffering without smell or taste even three months after having the virus. Millions of Americans are out of work. Debt is stacking up for those trying to survive in the COVID economy. A lack of health insurance can mean hospitalizations from the virus are putting people into bankruptcy.

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Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert

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MSNBC host Joshua Johnson noted that this year has been full of strife, with Americans having a lot to stand up about. Whether the slaying of unarmed Black men and police brutality, or healthcare, and the coronavirus, Americans are lining up to protest.

Johnson asked if people try to start tough conversations, how do they keep it productive, and when it's time to give up. In her book, We Need to Talk, Celest Headlee explains tools that people can use to have productive conversations about tough issues that help move the needle.

"Keep in mind that a protest isn't a conversation, right?" she first began. "That's a different kind of communication. The first thing is that our goal in conversations is not always a productive one. In other words, oftentimes, we go into these conversations hoping to change somebody's mind or convince them that they are wrong. You're just never going to accomplish that. There's no evidence. We haven't been able to -- through years and years of research we haven't been able to find evidence that over a conversation somebody said, 'You're right, I was completely wrong.' You've convinced me. So, we have to stop trying to do that. We have to find a new purpose for those conversations."

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