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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:35 PM Oct 2019

In 2016, Hillary Clinton Warned Trump Might Abandon Kurd Allies Over Turkish Business Interests [View all]

Quote: The national press spent much of September 2016 breathlessly reporting on Hillary Clinton’s every cough, practically begging readers and viewers to ponder whether she might drop dead before Election Day. Meanwhile, Clinton was thinking over questions she had about Donald Trump’s business dealings in foreign countries, like Iran and Turkey.

In a tweet thread that garnered relatively little attention in 2016, the Democratic nominee for president shared a Newsweek article about Trump’s foreign dealings by Kurt Eichenwald and posted a series of followup tweets with her own thoughts and questions.

In one tweet, she shared a screenshot in which she singled out two paragraphs from the Eichenwald piece, highlighting a section she found especially concerning—one in which the author noted that Trump, whose numerous business dealings in Turkey include two Trump Towers in Istanbul, Turkey, “would be in direct financial and political conflict with Turkey from the moment he was sworn into office.”

“When faced with the prospect of losing the millions of dollars that flow into the Trump Organization each year from that Istanbul property, what position would President Trump take on the important issues involving Turkish-American relations, including the country’s role in the fight against ISIS?” the highlighted portion reads.

The second paragraph in Clinton’s tweeted screenshot poses another question:

“Turkey is at war with the Kurds, America’s allies in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Kurdish insurgent groups are in armed conflict with Turkey, demanding an independent Kurdistan. If Turkey cuts off the Trump Organization’s cash flow from Istanbul, will Trump, who has shown many times how petty and impulsive he can be, allow that to influence how the U.S. juggles the interests of these two critical allies?”

“Given that you’ve already questioned our commitments to NATO allies, what is your answer to this?” Clinton asked in the Sept. 14, 2016 tweet.

More: http://www.deepsouthvoice.com/index.php/2019/10/09/in-2016-hillary-clinton-warned-trump-might-abandon-the-kurds-over-turkey-business-interests/

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She was right, as usual MustLoveBeagles Oct 2019 #1
+1000 bdamomma Oct 2019 #35
And once again, she was correct. Arkansas Granny Oct 2019 #2
She was 100% in the know about DT's real loyalties. northoftheborder Oct 2019 #3
I don't know either if I will get over it... GetRidOfThem Oct 2019 #11
i don't know if the country will get over it. barbtries Oct 2019 #18
You and me both, my friend. We were royally ROBBED. calimary Oct 2019 #32
sigh. so sucks to know flamingdem Oct 2019 #4
Its a good thing she was MFM008 Oct 2019 #5
Anything to bring dirt on her and 'normalize' the monster Trump. Bizarre. triron Oct 2019 #22
Guiliani bdamomma Oct 2019 #36
"What is your answer to this?" Well, we have Trump's answer now. n/ t Beartracks Oct 2019 #6
When Hillary called Trump a "puppet" in that debate, Lady_Chat Oct 2019 #7
Heck, Donnie's a puppet for LOTS of folks gratuitous Oct 2019 #37
Those who use Twitter should tweet that quote at Trump and everywhere slime might read it. Garrett78 Oct 2019 #8
It... Newest Reality Oct 2019 #9
Processing.... digesting... ugh! erronis Oct 2019 #14
Yeah but he's a brilliant business genius creating so many jobs IronLionZion Oct 2019 #10
Kick dalton99a Oct 2019 #12
She warned us about everything. Baitball Blogger Oct 2019 #13
But she was a smart woman. Disqualifiers for the dumwits that are touted as "base" erronis Oct 2019 #16
she was right, about everything Skittles Oct 2019 #15
Today's word is Prescient SCVDem Oct 2019 #17
She tried to warn us peggysue2 Oct 2019 #19
and yet people still think she was criminal demtenjeep Oct 2019 #21
Garbage in, garbage out. triron Oct 2019 #23
How many thousands of Kurdish lives have been lost for "his business dealings"? world wide wally Oct 2019 #20
Right as usual, madam president lunamagica Oct 2019 #24
knr triron Oct 2019 #25
Yeah, thanks Matt Lauer. LisaM Oct 2019 #27
Not a fan of his. triron Oct 2019 #28
She also knew Trumpy had a thing with Putty. triron Oct 2019 #29
Hillary did her homework.. the rest of the Cha Oct 2019 #30
Lookin' at YOU, Andrea Mitchell. calimary Oct 2019 #33
Wow, was Hill correct, wow. nt iluvtennis Oct 2019 #31
Good enough for an emoluments charge against rump...what f**king excuse does the ... SWBTATTReg Oct 2019 #34
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