Skip to comments.Did Trump congratulate Erdogan?
Posted on 04/20/2017 7:19:20 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House principal deputy press secretary, said that rather than congratulating Turkish President Erdogan, the bigger point and priority of Trumps call was to talk about important issues in the region with a NATO ally.
Look, the Middle East is a pretty rough neighbourhood, and sometimes you have to get together to help them beat the bullies, like Syria, Sanders said. And that was something that certainly needed to be talked about.
The deputy press secretary also said that the president was not prejudging the outcome of the referendum that granted Erdogan with new executive powers, and wanted to see a review on election irregularities continued.
Erdogan himself told CNN that Trump had made a congratulatory call to him while European leaders and politicians were displaying a more cautious approach to the referendum results which saw Erdogan scrape through with only a 1.4% majority.
Republicans in the US voiced concern about Trump working with Erdogan as he seeks to consolidate his hold on power in Turkey.
Turkeys creeping authoritarianism continues, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce (R-Calif.) said in a statement early Tuesday. All who value democracy, pluralism and Turkeys key role in the region should be concerned about the elimination of important checks and balances in the Turkish system.
I believe Trump is very smart and is well advised. He is trying to not lose Turkey in NATO (difficult if not impossible task).
We should be reassessing Turkey’s relationship with NATO.
BBC said he did and everyone knows if BBC says something it’s fact ,LOL
Indeed. Removing Turkey from NATO would be the best thing that could happen to NATO, Europe & the United States.
Did the BBC learn that from CNN or from Erdogan himself?
I believe Trump is smarter than to congratulate Erdogan. He must know what a liar Erdogan is by now.
Erdogan the Islamist goals are not compatible with NATO.
To do other than speak the truth to Erdogan’s lies, is simply putting of the inevitable.
Sorry, I misread your statement.
“We should be reassessing Turkeys relationship with NATO”
NATO? Our worry will be getting our nukes out of Europe before it turns into an islamic caliphate.
Trump and Spicer both need tutoring on timing and how to avoid misspeaking - conveying NOT what you intended to convey. The slip ups become gravy on the political hot potatoes of the opposition.
What's to reassess? Kick them out, now.
I’ve got a lot more problems with people like Assad who aided and abetted Jihadists to kill American and Coalition soldiers, whose daddy helped bomb 250 Marines in Beirut, who assassinated Christian leaders in Beirut. Assad, who allows Russian missiles to go through Syria to Hezbollah and other terrorists to fire randomly into Israel.
America should be reassessing its own relationship with NATO.
Maybe it's time for Europe to manage and pay for its own defense. The US could hold emeritus status in the alliance but otherwise no longer be encumbered.
Yes, they can be costly.
Yes, I remember when they killed Bachir Gemayel in 1982. All you said was true.
Erdogan, if not checked, will match the evil of the Armenian Genocide before he destroys Turkey.
WHAT??? The scum media, talking heads and radio show hosts don’t have the ‘bug’ to find out exactly what President Trump and this guy talked about??? UT-OH they must have found that ‘bug’...
Now the scum media is ‘digging’ to find out what was said...oh so sad for them...they lost their ‘private line’...come to think about it, there isn’t much coming out of the White House lately is there???
That’s why the lies and propaganda coming out so heavy these days...ROFL...
Yes, the media are as desperate as the ComDems to destroy Trump. But, he keeps beating them back. smile
His screw ups are very minor compared the media who are constantly shooting themselves in the foot. Rage has an affect on people.
The left always lies.
They are always on the wrong side of history. Socialism never has worked, never will.
So the only way out for Leftists, is to Lie. But it is only a very short term fix. The failure follows them and shows their total incompetence.
Maybe it was another false story used to pinpoint another leaker.
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