Almost immediately after the White House released a statement on President Trump’s decision to abandon the Kurds in Syria on Sunday night, his administration starting catching a lot of serious pushback from all sides.
Today in a press conference, Donald Trump tried to justify his actions by bringing up an obscure fact(?) that he “read” in an opinion article written by alt-right author and vocal Trump supporter Kurt Schlichter.
This is one of his worst takes yet.
“The Kurds are fighting for their land. And as somebody wrote in a very very powerful article today, they didn’t help us in the second World War. They didn’t help us with Nor…Normandy as an example. They mentioned names of different battles, and they were there, but they’re there to help us with their land? And that’s a different thing. And addition to that we, we tr… we have spent tremendous amounts of money and, on helping the Kurds in terms of ammunition, in terms of weapons, in terms of money, in terms of pay. With all of that being said, we like the Kurds. You have different factions in there again, you have PKK that’s a different faction…uh and they worked with us. It’s a rough group, but they worked with us. But, we’ve spent a tremendous, and they are fighting for their land, so when you say they are fighting with us yes, but they are fighting for their land.”Donald Trump press conference 10-09-2019
A different take! https://t.co/XKnQ6XTF0k— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
As you can see by his tweet, President Trump was so thrilled with his insane “excuse” that he quote tweeted it on Twitter for everyone to see; assumingly because he has zero self awareness.
Twitter lit him up.
A different take, in the same way diarrhea is a different way to shit.— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) October 10, 2019
imagine being this proud of being this ignorant— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 10, 2019
Because nobody else is dumb enough to think of something like that— Save the Republic, Impeach Trump. 🌐 (@NeoliberalFed) October 10, 2019
That’s an unbelievably shitty take, you fucking asshole. You are a fucking piece of shit heartless monster and you can fuck off along with anyone who supports you.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 10, 2019
Tell us how you really feel?
Please if you’re Republican how can you possibly defends this? I can’t believe he posted this. An embarrassment of lies. Please if your Republican response back bc I would love to hear your response of defending the moot.— il padrino (@john_faidutti) October 10, 2019
Or the Constitution.— Terry Smith (@Terry1sm) October 10, 2019
Technically 44. President Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms becoming the 22nd and 24th President… but who’s counting?
oh man wait until you find out what the germans and italians were up to during wwii— kilgore trout will be the hero (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 10, 2019
The Kurds didn’t help us in the War of 1812. Many people are saying that.— SCOTT (@Tex2WestSeattle) October 10, 2019
Can someone name one Trump that has fought in any war??? Yeah, I didn’t think so. FU Trump.— April (@speakout_april) October 10, 2019
You actually tweeted this? How many Trumps hit Omaha Beach? You’ve gone beyond being embarrassing, you’ve become dangerous.— Mickey D’Amario (@waconia3) October 10, 2019
The beach at Mar-a-Lago— Username_Redacted ☕🍩 (@Username_Redact) October 10, 2019
Which of your family members helped out in Normandy,— Sammy Samsonite (@LexLuthier34) October 10, 2019
Donald? Vietnam? Iraq? Afghanistan?
Fun Fact. No Trump in history has served in any war, ever. In fact Donald’s grandfather Frederick lost his Bavarian citizenship for dodging military service.
Hey @LindseyGrahamSC this is the guy you’ve contracted every ounce of your dignity to legitimize.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 10, 2019
He knows everyone is shocked & disgusted. He is proud. He is very clear about that. He is working on behalf of his own personal interests & those of Russia. He has the title of President of the US but he’s committing treason working from the inside to hurt our country & allies.— Liberty 🍑🆘 (@LibertySJustice) October 10, 2019
"YOU DIDN'T HELP US WITH NORMANDY!" pic.twitter.com/zV3m7sM5MD— DJ Alpha-T (@DJ_AlphaT) October 10, 2019
This pretty much says it all.
What was he fighting for? pic.twitter.com/LzyOehnLLr— Ellen Hopkins (@EllenHopkinsLit) October 10, 2019