President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdoğan.
The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.
A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdoğan not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.
EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of @realDonaldTrump’s letter to #Erdogan. @POTUS warns him to not “be a tough… https://t.co/wgK4JEy6Ml— Trish Regan (@Trish Regan)1571255934.0
Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.
Here's some of what people were saying:
That bizarre letter was sent a week ago, FYI. Meaning it was...basically thrown in the trash by Erdogan.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)1571258684.0
@trish_regan @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks— Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan (@Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan)1571257777.0
@trish_regan @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Remarkably, Erdogan was not persuaded.— Justin Satzman (@Justin Satzman)1571257432.0
It's impossible to have too low an opinion of President Trump. It's also impossible to do political satire anymore. https://t.co/PCjGd61UkD— Matt O'Brien (@Matt O'Brien)1571258567.0
If we had a picked a random American out of a hat, no way we pick someone dumber than this motherfucker. https://t.co/nLZMaKfO5S— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1571258558.0
.@theOnion might as well shut down, because it can’t do better than this. https://t.co/U3OMKEfAbh— George Conway (@George Conway)1571258256.0
My favorite line after all the bluster, warnings and threats is "I will call you later." https://t.co/HjhcB12nXf— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1571259267.0
Oh girl, this letter is such a mess and not —um—Presidential. What’s wrong with you? https://t.co/oaGWtQlg04— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1571258987.0
"Don't Be A Tough Guy, Don't Be A Fool"- the worst country song. https://t.co/jMAWQm52hn— Emily Brandwin (@Emily Brandwin)1571259149.0
President Trump wrote to President Erdogan. The letter begins, "Let's work out a good deal!" The letter ends, "Do… https://t.co/15Qqv9IGjt— Mary Louise Kelly (@Mary Louise Kelly)1571258752.0
This is a letter from the leader of the free world. "Let's work out a good deal!...Don't be a tough guy! Don't be a… https://t.co/5gydcFl5lI— Julia Ioffe (@Julia Ioffe)1571257743.0
The real highlight of this letter is that it was sent a week ago — on October 9, the day the operation began, so Er… https://t.co/FQHjV7XEww— Tom Gara (@Tom Gara)1571258539.0
Imagine leaking this insane letter to a Fox host because you think it makes the administration look good https://t.co/XPQhYC5uaX— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1571257866.0
Watch MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace discuss the letter with Keir Simmons: