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Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:25 PM

'Don't be a dick, OK?' Hillary Clinton tweets parody of Trump Erdoğan letter

Source: The Guardian

'Don't be a dick, OK?' Hillary Clinton tweets parody of Trump Erdoğan letter

Former Democratic nominee trolls president by mocking missive sent to Turkish president over Syria invasion

Martin Pengelly
Sun 20 Oct 2019 21.52 BST
Last modified on Sun 20 Oct 2019 23.03 BST

Donald Trump is known to many opponents as the troll in the Oval Office, but the woman he beat for the most powerful seat in the world seems to have learned something from his willingness to tweet provocative pictures and memes.

On Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton tweeted a mocked-up letter from John F Kennedy to Nikita Khrushchev that was meant squarely to mock a real letter from Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan which was revealed to the public this week.

“Found in the archives,” Clinton wrote, over an image of what purported to be a letter from the US president to the Soviet leader on 16 October 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis.

“Dear Premier Khrushchev,” the “letter” began. “Don’t be a dick, OK?”

Trump’s letter to Erdogan, in which he urged the authoritarian Turkish president who has invaded northern Syria “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”, met with widespread disbelief, not least for its strikingly unpresidential tone.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/20/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-letter-erdogan-parody-kennedy-khrushchev

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