Following a sudden decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria and let Turkey handle things in that area, leaving the captured ISIS forces in their hands, Trump issued a threat to the nation if they do anything he considers “off limits.”
As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Can somebody tell us when Trump destroyed and obliterated Turkey’s economy and why wasn’t it in the news?
This move is considered to be a “major shift” in U.S. military policy and has many concerned for the Kurdish forces that have been fighting with us in Syria, whom Turkey considers to be “a terrorist insurgency.” The Kurds are an ethnic minority in the Middle East who often face persecution and have been a friend to the U.S. military for decades, always responding to American calls for help, even as they have felt repeatedly betrayed when the United States no longer need them.
The record shows over his business and political career, President Trump will abandon anyone to serve his own self interest. Now it’s the Kurds who fought valiantly for us in Syria. And we don’t know what self interest is at stake. But it’s not our national security— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 7, 2019
Leaving northern Syria in the hands of a state which hates the Kurds is yet another in a lost list of betrayals.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has widely been considered a dictator since the 2017 election and has received praise from Trump in the past, the U.S. President made his decision after the two of them spoke on the phone. Even Fox News, Fox & Friends, and long-time Trump loyalists are decrying this move as impulsive and ill-advised.
* Turkey does not have the capability to keep ISIS from re-emerging and their primary target is the Kurds – not ISIS.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 7, 2019
* It would be unwise to believe otherwise.
You know it’s serious when Lindsey Graham starts rhyming.
Aside from the serious political consequences of letting a dictatorship take over for us in the fighting of another dictatorship, people cannot ignore that “great and unmatched wisdom” comment. Who is the man behind the curtain?
If I said "in my great and unmatched wisdom," my husband would mouth "sorry" to the dinner guests and discreetly take away my wine glass.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) October 7, 2019
If the CEO of a company you invest in bragged about his “great and unmatched wisdom”, you’d dump your stock before close of business.— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 7, 2019
“I, in my great and unmatched wisdom...” pic.twitter.com/JxphN1uyA4— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) October 7, 2019
In terms of warning claxons from the universe, a President saying "I, in my great and unmatched wisdom..." pic.twitter.com/kA5WROLjb5— Rob Williams (@Robwilliams71) October 7, 2019
Imagine writing 'in my great and unmatched wisdom.' It's like something a villainous king would say in a fairytale. Amazing that 40% of Americans approve of him. https://t.co/DrTcAtSFlm— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) October 7, 2019
Didn't the Wizard of Oz speak of his "great and unmatched wisdom" or something like that? pic.twitter.com/tbuiw7rVI0— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) October 7, 2019
It’s unfair to compare Donald Trump to the Wizard of Oz for saying “in my great and unmatched wisdom.” The Wizard of Oz was just a con man. He never committed treason.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 7, 2019
If this barista does anything to my coffee that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate this cafe.— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) October 7, 2019
Jesus Christ, the “great and unmatched wisdom” thing was a real tweet.— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 7, 2019
I thought people were screwing with me pic.twitter.com/3pGXwY11yg
"MY WISDOM IS GREAT AND UNMATCHED!" shouts Trump as he runs through the West Wing with a soup pot on his head and falls down a flight of stairs with his pants around his ankles— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 7, 2019
Good luck cleaning up this one, Republicans.