Trump Touts His ‘Great And Unmatched Wisdom’ After Decision To Pull Troops From Syria-Turkey Border
President Donald Trump boasted about his intelligence yet again on Monday to justify his decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria before issuing a threat to Turkey.
“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 Monday morning. The president also claimed his administration succeeded in defeating the entire caliphate of the Islamic Sate of Iraq and Syria.
….the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
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The Trump administration drew severe criticism from lawmakers and security experts following its decision on Sunday to abandon Kurdish fighters and support a Turkish military operation. Pundits blasted the move as a gift to authoritarian leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, who have both sought to suppress Kurds in the region. Experts also warned that the betrayal of Kurdish forces will also likely embolden ISIS and Iran, which is home to a small Kurdish population.
Trump has previously bragged about his intelligence by making narcissistic claims that he is a “very stable genius” and that he has a high IQ. Reporters like NBC News’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel was quick to compare the president to authoritarian leaders like Assad, late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
“I, in my great and unmatched wisdom,… ?” Who talks or writes like this? The closest i can come up with was Qaddafi.
Not Mubarak. Or Ben Ali. Or Assad, let alone any European leader. Really can’t remember a current or recent example. https://t.co/EkOKJuw2F3
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) October 7, 2019
Trump’s comment also sparked dozens of memes and GIFs on social media:
— Lori Wade (@loridwade) October 7, 2019
“I, in my great and unmatched wisdom”
It is apt indeed to compare Trump to the Wizard of Oz – both are old men who lied and cheated their way into positions of power.
— Andy Zahn (@NakMakFeegle) October 7, 2019
Delusions of grandeur.
It’s official. @realDonaldTrump is a mentally declining, pill popping DEMAGOGUE.#MAGA #News #world #Politics #Democrats #GOP #POTUS #Military #memes #memesdaily #Wisdom #MondayThoughts #MondayMotivation #MondayVibes #MondayMood pic.twitter.com/hiOIjxPzeu
— Tommy Macy (@TommyMacyV) October 8, 2019
— Brandon Hannon (@BrandonTheMOG) October 7, 2019
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