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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:35 PM

EXCLUSIVE: OFFICIAL WHO HEARD CALL SAYS TRUMP GOT 'ROLLED' BY TURKEY AND 'HAS NO SPINE'

Source: Newsweek

BY JAMES LAPORTA ON 10/7/19 AT 2:16 PM EDT

Donald Trump got "rolled" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a National Security Council source with direct knowledge of the discussions told Newsweek.

In a scheduled phone call on Sunday afternoon between President Trump and President Erdogan, Trump said he would withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria. The phone call was scheduled after Turkey announced it was planning to invade Syria, and hours after Erdogan reinforced his army units at the Syrian-Turkish border and issued his strongest threat to launch a military incursion, according to the National Security Council official to whom Newsweek spoke on condition of anonymity.

The U.S. withdrawal plays into the hands of the Islamic State group, Damascus and Moscow, and the announcement left Trump's own Defense Department "completely stunned," said Pentagon officials. Turkey, like the United States, wants regime change in Syria. Russia and Iran support the Assad regime.

"President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something," the National Security Council source told Newsweek. "The U.S. national security has entered a state of increased danger for decades to come because the president has no spine and that's the bottom line."

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-official-who-heard-call-says-trump-got-rolled-turkey-has-no-spine-1463623

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Reply EXCLUSIVE: OFFICIAL WHO HEARD CALL SAYS TRUMP GOT 'ROLLED' BY TURKEY AND 'HAS NO SPINE' (Original post)
swag Oct 2019 OP
WheelWalker Oct 2019 #1
olddad65 Oct 2019 #18
olegramps Oct 2019 #22
Grins Oct 2019 #24
bronxiteforever Oct 2019 #2
brooklynite Oct 2019 #3
slumcamper Oct 2019 #19
IndyOp Oct 2019 #4
Newest Reality Oct 2019 #5
subana Oct 2019 #32
poli-junkie Oct 2019 #6
NewJeffCT Oct 2019 #11
calimary Oct 2019 #38
ritapria Oct 2019 #14
AJT Oct 2019 #7
orangecrush Oct 2019 #21
volstork Oct 2019 #8
zwyziec Oct 2019 #9
William Seger Oct 2019 #13
Bromwell Oct 2019 #10
subana Oct 2019 #34
Scarsdale Oct 2019 #12
FakeNoose Oct 2019 #15
EveHammond13 Oct 2019 #16
H2O Man Oct 2019 #17
First Speaker Oct 2019 #20
usaf-vet Oct 2019 #23
pertello Oct 2019 #25
Gothmog Oct 2019 #26
ffr Oct 2019 #27
TheRealNorth Oct 2019 #28
riversedge Oct 2019 #29
Beartracks Oct 2019 #30
subana Oct 2019 #31
subana Oct 2019 #33
Beartracks Oct 2019 #35
aggiesal Oct 2019 #36
mopinko Oct 2019 #37
aggiesal Oct 2019 #39
flamingdem Oct 2019 #40

Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:37 PM

1. Swine with no spine.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:09 PM

18. It is all about obeying Putin.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:39 PM

22. The fithy swine bastard stabbed the Kurds in the back and gleefully signed their death warrent.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:47 PM

24. Thousands may be killed, and NO COUNTRY

...will ever trust the United States ever again.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:40 PM

2. MF45 swoons for autocrats.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. Did the call involve "however, we'd like you do to us a favor"?

 

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:13 PM

19. ..."though."

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:42 PM

4. I keep flashing on...

piles of bodies, all ages. Horror.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:43 PM

5. I still...

I still strongly expect this to be about more than being spineless or weak.

They are not as compelling as Russia's interests and Trump's business interests, which I think are the real priorities from here on in.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:08 AM

32. I have always believed

that he ran for president to make himself more money! If he hadn't won, it would have elevated his stature which would have increased the value of his properties & if he won, I'm sure he thought he could change the laws which would have benefited him also. The republican's tax plan did mostly benefit people of his financial status.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. Trump was doing a favor for Erdogan

in exchange for Erdogan keeping quiet about journalist Khashoggi's murder inside Turkey.

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

11. It was for building Trump properties in Turkey

if I'm not mistaken

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:16 AM

38. I believe it was an Ivanka tweet gushing about "Trump Istanbul".

How wonderful this deal for the new hotel complex was going to be. Kiss kiss!

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:12 PM

14. I believe you are right

 

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. The endless "speaking anonymously" isn't exactly brave.

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Response to AJT (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:37 PM

21. They fear for their safety


Putin is no joke.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:45 PM

8. Well,

who's surprised? I'm certainly not. "Art of the Deal" my ass.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:53 PM

9. Trump Tower Istanbul

He's merely protecting his investment.

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Response to zwyziec (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:02 PM

13. ... or made some other secret "deal"

This is why the integrity of the President is so important, and why Trump needs to go.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:54 PM

10. An unsure coward who couldn't find Turkey on the map

Got rolled.... Shocking. He equates action of any kind with "look I'm getting things done". Meanwhile real leaders see a mark...a stone cold sucker ripe for the picking. What a clown. He has no clue what he just did.

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Response to Bromwell (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:00 AM

34. you're right! he has no clue!

yesterday on The View, Meghan McCain was really mad about this, as she should be! She said any republican who criticized Obama's decisions in the middle east have no right to say anything else if they don't fight against this!!

it's not too surprising that he has no clue about this. International issues can be complicated & he seems to have difficulty understanding simple things! The only things he seems to believe are conspiracy theories!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:59 PM

12. Every single gop member

deserves to lose their position over this disaster in the WH. He is all their doing. Too afraid to speak up, too afraid of losing the power of the WH even when everything he does is a total disaster. How compromised are they? Time to get rid of the entire gop, and clean house. They are USELESS. Backing a mentally unbalanced moron is not a winning strategy.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:25 PM

15. When you elect a clown ...




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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:34 PM

16. SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE

 

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

17. Recommended.

Thank you for this!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:32 PM

20. Forrest Gump could outnegotiate Dolt 45...

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:43 PM

23. Why should that be a surprise to anyone who pays attention HE IS A COWARD!

He won't fire anyone face to face. He tweets You're fired or sends someone else to do it. He only dares to do it on a TV (Un)reality show that is scripted ahead of time. The make-believe bully has no cojones.

If he didn't have secret service protection or private bodyguards he would have been a whimpering coward and would have long ago gotten an attitude adjustment starting on the schoolyard playground.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:28 PM

25. Putin says jump

Trump asks “how high?” Dotard is THE Manchurian Candidate! I’d love to see the transcripts of all the conversations between Svengali Putin and his little wooden puppet!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:29 PM

26. Who is surprised by this?

trump is a very weak person with no backbone

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:32 PM

27. This is what a tyrant does to get his impeachment off the headlines.

LOCK HIM UP ALREADY!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:50 PM

28. Trump is getting Cucked by Erdogan and Putin

And the world is paying the price.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:53 PM

29. the announcement left Trump's own Defense Department "completely stunned," said Pentagon officials..

But I heard earlier that Trump was asked by a reported if he consulted the Joint Chief of staff and T. said he consulted everyone!!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:34 PM

30. How is "increased danger for decades to come" part of "America being great again"?

Hey, Republicans, it's time to DO something about this Trump problem! The man isn't fit to be President, because at the end of the day he doesn't give a shit about anyone except himself.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:57 AM

31. even for a moron like fat Donnie, this is stupid!!

The U.S. withdrawal plays into the hands of the Islamic State group, Damascus and Moscow,


Moscow! why am I not surprised?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:18 AM

33. out-negotiated

"President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something,"


he seems to do that a lot. This isn't the first time he has 'negotiated' a great deal where we got nothing in return!! But we are supposed to believe he's this great negotiator where he could make deals that no one else could have done!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:32 AM

35. Trump's "great and unmatched wisdom"?

Whizz dumb.

He's still just a selfish moron and egotistical buffoon -- AND a national security risk.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:57 AM

36. Is Dolt45 trying to build a hotel in Istanbul? ...

That should answer a ton of questions.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #36)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:12 AM

37. he already has one. 2 towers.

 

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Response to mopinko (Reply #37)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:22 PM

39. Follow the money ...

"All The President's Men"

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:15 PM

40. Erdogan wants regime change and Putin wants Assad

Whose the daddy for tRump on this if Turkey and Moscow are in conflict over Syria's future?

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