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(The Hill)   Remember in May when Turkish bodyguards beat up protesters in Washington D.C.? Trump has apologized to Erdogan saying both sides were bad   ( thehill.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, President Recep Tayyip, Complaint, Indictment, Turkey, White House spokesman, Washington, D.C., Turkish security guards, President of the United States  
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2017-09-20 09:47:41 AM  
A strong leader, standing up for Americans!
 
2017-09-20 09:49:36 AM  
I doubt Erdogan's account. Trump doesn't apologize.
 
2017-09-20 09:51:51 AM  

kevlar51: I doubt Erdogan's account. Trump doesn't apologize.


He'd probably never apologize for something he did or controlled.  Throwing someone else under the bus?  Those tiny hands can grab a lot.
 
2017-09-20 09:53:00 AM  
Which is why he blocked a gun deal for Erdogan's security detail from going through, I guess?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-team-to-block-erdogan-gun-dea​l​/article/2634783
 
2017-09-20 09:55:32 AM  

enry: kevlar51: I doubt Erdogan's account. Trump doesn't apologize.

He'd probably never apologize for something he did or controlled.  Throwing someone else under the bus?  Those tiny hands can grab a lot.


I could see him saying "I'm going to demand an apology from those loser protesters"
 
2017-09-20 10:02:52 AM  
To be fair, Trump does like watching American citizens get beaten up and/or run over by a car.
 
2017-09-20 10:13:54 AM  
Trump!  Loved by thousands, hated by millions!
 
2017-09-20 10:18:10 AM  
Never met a thug he didn't like. Think of the Rocket Man nickname as being born of grudging respect.
 
2017-09-20 10:24:34 AM  

dittybopper: Which is why he blocked a gun deal for Erdogan's security detail from going through, I guess?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-team-to-block-erdogan-gun-deal​/article/2634783


Won't someone PLEASE think of the guns???
 
2017-09-20 10:52:14 AM  

dittybopper: Which is why he blocked a gun deal for Erdogan's security detail from going through, I guess?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-team-to-block-erdogan-gun-deal​/article/2634783


Or he made it into a secret deal that we'll never hear about except in the event that a FOIA request gets upheld by SCOTUS.
 
2017-09-20 10:52:58 AM  
APOLOGY TOUR!

can't wait for the folks explaining that it was the blah guy REALLY doing the apologizing.
 
2017-09-20 11:02:20 AM  

bthom37: APOLOGY TOUR!

can't wait for the folks explaining that it was the blah guy REALLY doing the apologizing.


Beat me to it.  Where's all the conservative outrage over this actual apology to a foreign head of state?
 
2017-09-20 11:03:57 AM  
EVERY. DAMN. DAY.
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2017-09-20 11:07:42 AM  
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo an said that President Trump called him last week to apologize for the bloody fight between Erdo an's security and protestors in D.C in May.

Seems like The Hill has the same activist autocorrect feature I do. Mine also refuses to name that particular asshole.
 
2017-09-20 11:08:41 AM  
It's so awesome that I have no idea whether it's the White House or the foreign dictator who's lying.

So. Awesome.
 
2017-09-20 11:09:08 AM  
APOLOGY TOUR!!!
 
2017-09-20 11:10:19 AM  
Is he going to pardon them on Thanksgiving?
 
2017-09-20 11:10:33 AM  
Yeah, that's how you do America First.
Farking cockweasel
 
2017-09-20 11:11:14 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Never met a thug he didn't like. Think of the Rocket Man nickname as being born of grudging respect.


January, 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-pr​aises-​kim-jong-un-for-how-he-wipes-out-political-opponents-a6804576.html

"You've got to give him credit," Mr Trump said. "How many young guys - he was like 26 or 25 when his father died - take over these tough generals, and all of a sudden - you know, it's pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that?

"Even though it is a culture, and it's a cultural thing, he goes in, he takes over, he's the boss. It's incredible.

"He wiped out the uncle, he wiped out this one, that one. This guy doesn't play games and we can't play games with him. Because he really does have missiles and he really does have nukes."
 
2017-09-20 11:11:23 AM  

gonegirl: It's so awesome that I have no idea whether it's the White House or the foreign dictator who's lying.

So. Awesome.


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2017-09-20 11:11:26 AM  
I'm not sure what happened to the link...maybe the site updated it and left a relic of a headline.

But I think this is supposed to be the link: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351461-erdogan-trump-apolo​g​ized-to-me-over-turkish-bodyguards-attacking
 
2017-09-20 11:11:57 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: Is he going to pardon them on Thanksgiving?


No.

The ratings would be too low.  Never compete with holidays.
 
2017-09-20 11:12:45 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: Is he going to pardon them on Thanksgiving?


What? And steal Dylan Roof's thunder?!
 
2017-09-20 11:14:49 AM  
"I'm sorry our citizens got in the way of your body guards' fists. Hopefully they didn't scuff their knuckles up too bad."
 
2017-09-20 11:16:31 AM  

gonegirl: It's so awesome that I have no idea whether it's the White House or the foreign dictator who's lying.

So. Awesome.


Erdogan has a bit mord political saviness than Trump. He doesnt need to lie about this stuff to justify himself to the Turks, he already owns his country. 45 however has shown himself to be laughably easy to manipulate and Erdogan likely drew a recorded apology out to use as ammunition in future talks with the US state dept "Heres a phonecall from your president saying the protestors started it, not my guys. Do you want to go on the record that your President lied? He doesnt seem to be a fan of those who go against him."
 
2017-09-20 11:18:06 AM  
The US is in a weird place with Turkey. It's a long time ally that's slowly devolving into a dictatorship. We need them for strategic reasons but the very quickly falling out with them on their domestic politics. Washington's question is whether our interests are better served by remaining friends with Turkey, keeping the strategic access, and exerting pressure to protect their citizens' rights or do we straight up denounce their actions, removing all moral ambiguity but losing an ally and military bases and access.
 
2017-09-20 11:18:21 AM  
 "Very Fine People on Both Sides"
 
2017-09-20 11:18:30 AM  

Boo_Guy: A strong leader, standing up for Americans!


Principled!  Realistic!
 
2017-09-20 11:18:36 AM  
Was it the same phone call where Trump congratulated Erdogan on his purchase of $1.5B in Russian missiles -- a groundbreaker for a NATO member.
 
2017-09-20 11:25:45 AM  
I'm sorry, but Erdogan sounds like the name of an evil Elvish king.
 
2017-09-20 11:27:53 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The US is in a weird place with Turkey. It's a long time ally that's slowly devolving into a dictatorship.


I wonder what slowly devolving into a dictatorship feels like?
 
2017-09-20 11:28:07 AM  
you're being a bit naughty bringing up these 'trump sanctions' (as you callt them) again, dittybopper. we went through, complete with supporting evidence, why you were wrong to call them 'trump sanctions' with you at the time, several times
 
2017-09-20 11:38:04 AM  
Oh, we get to play this game again

Erdogan: Trump apologized to me.

Official White House statement: No he didn't.

What Trump tweets in the next day or two: TBD (But if history is any guide it will be a public apology to Erdogan)
 
2017-09-20 11:45:00 AM  

dittybopper: Which is why he blocked a gun deal for Erdogan's security detail from going through, I guess?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-team-to-block-erdogan-gun-deal​/article/2634783


I thought that was State. As Tillerson has said, "Trump speaks for himself."

https://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/09/19/erdogan-criticizes-us​-​decision-to-halt-arms-sales-to-his-security-personnel
 
2017-09-20 11:53:02 AM  
Did he bow to anyone? I wouldn't want people to think our President was stooped.
 
2017-09-20 12:21:24 PM  
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2017-09-20 12:45:04 PM  
As easy as it is for me to believe that Trump is a limp d!cked motherfarker when it's time to stand up for the rights of American citizens in the face of agents of a foreign power acting on US soil, I'm going to wait for someone other than Edrogan to verify the apology before I get all pissed off. This could just as easily be a power play by Edrogan in response to the Kurdish independence vote next week.
 
2017-09-20 01:03:40 PM  
He is apologizing for the fight infringement of our 1st Amendment rights that that dick-tater Erdogan's 2-bit mafia thugs started??  What the F*CK.

Not only should we NOT be apologizing, we should be punishing them diplomatically. They don't get to come into our house and disrespect a sacrosanct rule of our constitution.

Or, I guess they do when that weakling orange turd is in office.
 
2017-09-20 01:08:35 PM  
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Can someone PLEASE put some duct tape over his mouth.
 
2017-09-20 03:14:17 PM  

IC Stars: To The Escape Zeppelin!: The US is in a weird place with Turkey. It's a long time ally that's slowly devolving into a dictatorship.

I wonder what slowly devolving into a dictatorship feels like?


Like this.
 
2017-09-20 06:31:33 PM  
Trump is a coward.
 
2017-09-21 01:23:16 AM  
I'm not certain whether or not Trump actually apologized to him. BUT, I do feel certain that announcing it is a power move by Erdogan. He's betting Trump will not dare to forcefully denounce it, a sign he sees Trump as weak and is testing him.
 
2017-09-21 01:03:26 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: dittybopper: Which is why he blocked a gun deal for Erdogan's security detail from going through, I guess?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-team-to-block-erdogan-gun-deal​/article/2634783

Won't someone PLEASE think of the guns???


Funny how his concern wasn't that this "security detail" was going around beating up American citizens, but they were prevented from carrying firearms while doing so, typical Libertarian, gun rights out weight people's rights.
 
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