President Donald Trump is citing his “great and unmatched wisdom” to defend what even his closest supporters and allies are calling his irresponsible decision to pull out of Northern Syria, opening up the region to Turkey which will wipe out America’s allies in the fight against ISIS. He also just threatened Turkey, a NATO ally, saying he will “totally destroy and obliterate” their economy if they do anything he considers “to be off limits.”
Many say Trump just paved to road to genocide of the Kurds.
Still others, like his former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, say Trump leaving the Kurds “to die” is a “big mistake.”
We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 7, 2019
Here are the extremist threats Trump just made against NATO ally Turkey, after moving to support them over the Kurds:
….the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Here’s how some are responding:
"I, in my great and unmatched wisdom"
Oh yeah, very normal stuff here. https://t.co/5VZc0Te2rP
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 7, 2019
Threatening to obliterate the economy of a NATO ally is probably not going to reassure any of Trump's critics on Syria policy. https://t.co/FVjnOth0k4
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 7, 2019
it's like tweets from the Wizard of Oz https://t.co/ugiaK8Py1n
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) October 7, 2019
This is nuts. https://t.co/E1mUQxCyod
— Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) October 7, 2019
An embattled president who calls himself a "stable genius" refers to his "great and unmatched wisdom" while threatening a treaty ally. We're heading toward mad king territory here, folks. https://t.co/OvC9k1jmjI
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 7, 2019
Get the fcking net.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) October 7, 2019
Is it me or is this utterly demented? https://t.co/R07aRB6enD
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) October 7, 2019
Megyn Kelly to return to Fox News for first TV appearance since being fired by NBC
Megyn Kelly will return to Fox News — for one night only.
Tucker Carlson revealed Monday that he had landed Kelly's first TV appearance since NBC News fired her for suggesting that black face was not racist on the third hour of its venerable "Today" show franchise.
Rudy Giuliani’s own attorney is leaving just two weeks after being hired
With just two weeks on the job, an attorney for Rudy Giuliani is reportedly already parting ways with his client.
Earlier this month, Giuliani tapped former Watergate prosecutor Jon Sale to head up his legal team.
"He 100 percent did not do anything illegal," Sale insisted at the time.
CNN reporter Erica Orden revealed on Monday that Sale would no longer be working for Giuliani. No additional details were immediately available.
This pro-Trump pastor is now praying for impeachment after watching Republicans ‘sell their souls to the devil’
A conservative Florida pastor says he has prayed for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The outspoken and frequently controversial Rev. O’Neal Dozier voted for Trump in 2016 and thanked God for his victory during a GOP event shortly after the election, but he has turned on the president and the Republican Party, reported the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.
“The Republicans are selling their souls to the devil and disgracing themselves to maintain their seats in Congress,” Dozier wrote in the South Florida Times. "Many of these Republicans are confessed Christians, who are violating the tenets of their religion in the support of President Trump."