President Trump yesterday penned a letter to Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his straight-talk has both friends & foes speaking on the President’s style of diplomacy.
Speculation began to swirl upon the letter’s release with conservatives and liberals alike unsure of the letter’s authenticity. Upon confirmation, the reactions were mixed to say the least.
Much like the President himself, his actions are often both hated and loved depending on the audience. The following letter is no exception as some conservatives applaud the strong yet simplistic language while some liberals accuse Trump of being reckless.
The letter in question reads as follows:
“Dear Mr. President,
Let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy–and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.
I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal. General Maszloum is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they would never have made in the past. I am confidentially enclosing a copy of his letter to me, just received.
History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”
I will call you later.
Donald J. Trump”
The letter is symbolic of a new height in tensions with the Republic of Turkey over its latest military offensive in Northern Syria aimed putting distance between the country and its sworn enemy, the Kurds, who are also a US ally.