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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy And Obliterate The Economy Of Turkey’

Shelby Talcott on October 7, 2019

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that if Turkey does anything that is considered “to be off limits,” he “will totally destroy and obliterate” the country’s economy.

The White House announced Sunday evening that Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would clear out of northern Syria so that Erdogan could invade. Trump tweeted Monday that the U.S. military could “always go back & BLAST” if necessary.

“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!),” Trump tweeted, referencing Turkish tariffs implemented in 2018.

Trump wrote that “the U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected” and suggested it was time “for others in the region…to protect their own territory.”

“The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING!” Trump wrote in another tweet.

The White House announced Sunday that Turkey would soon launch a military operation in northern Syria, adding that U.S. troops wouldn’t be “in the immediate area.” The U.S. had over 1,000 troops deployed in northern Syria, The Hill reported.

Republican lawmakers have pushed back on the decision to withdraw. South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham called the news a “disaster in the making” and Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney called it a “betrayal,” according to The Hill.

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  • Trump got a few hundred American troops who could not have stopped a Turkish invasion out of the way of a possible cross-fire.... Do I agree with his decision? No, actually I don't. But it was "traitorous."

  • Perfect . . . . President Trump is using "forceful-one-way-negotiations" with Turkey and this will get us out of the Endless War in Syria . . . . and the rest of the Sand Pile.

    Our troops can come home and obamba and his ignorant clan will, of course, take credit as obamba pulled our troops out of Iraq, but, through his Regime's Ignorance, didn't leave a "penalty flag", obvious to any nation that jumped the line.

    By the way, obamba guaranteed the war would continue by his ignorant move, and, of course, it did. 😊

  • The United States should never have gone to Syria at all. As long as Trump understands Erdogan is cunning & untrustworthy, he's on the right track by threatening Turkey with reprisals over any future land grabs in Syria. Never forget Turkey provided safe transit for ISIS fighters and protected supply lines for weapons to ISIS.

    Europeans know that Erdogan covets Syria and LIbya's oil fields and threatened to open the floodgates of illegal Islamic migrants unless Europe allows Turkey to take over Syria's territory. That's a dangerous game Erdogan is playing. Kurdish peoples are good allies of Washington; Turkey is not.

  • if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom...

    Hahaha! That should get leftard heads popping. I LOVE THIS MAN!!!

  • MAGA
    President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that if Turkey does anything that is considered “to be off limits,” he “will totally destroy and obliterate” the country’s economy.
    The White House announced Sunday evening that Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would clear out of northern Syria so that Erdogan could invade.
    trump has sold out our allies he’s a Traitor

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE when Trump add's words like " In my great unmatched wisdom" because not only is it true the guys beyond incredible but it drives the left ballistic LOL.

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