“You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will.”
That’s an actual phrase from a letter sent by President Donald Trump to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the day Turkish forces crossed the border into Syria.
The letter, initially leeaked to Fox News, also includeed a warning from President Trump urging Erdogan not to be a “tough guy.”
Disbelieving liberal reporters quickly called the letter a hoax and suggested it was parody, forcing the White House to confirmed its authenticity late Wednesday night.
“History will look upon you favourably if you get this done the right and humane way,” the US president continued in his message to the Turkish leader. “It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.
Though President Trump has been accused by critics of being somewhat of a foreign policy wild card, President Trump proved his committment to peace, offering President Erdogan the chance to “work out a good deal!” and ends with a simple “I’ll call you later.”
The left continues to flip out over the President’s message. You can read it here for yourself to see what all of the fuss is about.