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While meeting with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Trump confuses him with Syrian Kurd

A Kurd is a Kurd is a Kurd, right? I’m sure Trump thinks this is close enough. I mean, how many categories of foreigners is he supposed to keep straight in his steamy Jiffy Pop head?

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TRUMP: “It’s great to be with President Barzani of Kurdistan, and we have a meeting scheduled for a long time, we’ve wanted to meet, we’ve worked together very well. As you know we left Syria from the standpoint of the border and that’s worked out great with Turkey, it’s worked out far better than anybody ever thought possible. They have the so-called safe zone and I appreciate everything you’ve done to keep it as safe as possible. But very importantly, as you know, we have the oil, and we left soldiers for the oil, because we kept the oil and we’re working on that and we have it very nicely secured.”

We have the oil — so it doesn’t matter that your president is a gormless grifter, America. Just go with it.

The Washington Post:

President Trump met with Nechirvan Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

During their encounter, Trump focused on praising the Kurds of Syria.

Barzani’s Iraqi Kurdish regional government has not been involved in plans for a safe zone along the Syria-Turkey border in areas claimed by Syria’s Kurds. The Kurds of Syria are geographically and politically distinct from the Kurds of Iraq. Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria are all home to Kurdish populations.

Are they? Shouldn’t someone tell the president? Oh, they almost certainly have?

Never mind.

Trump’s also appeared to refer to his decision to pull U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in October, a move that paved the way for a Turkish invasion of the area and threatened Syria’s Kurds, who were key U.S. partners in the fight against the Islamic State.

Trump has come under fire before for his characterizations of the Kurds. During a news conference in 2018, he referred to Kurdish journalist Rahim Rashidi as “Mr. Kurd.”

Hey, what’s wrong with that? I’m sure Trump refers to himself privately as “Mr. America.” Just wait until the Senate’s acquittal of him makes him a de facto dictator. Then we’ll all be expected to do it. 

So this is your president. He’s corrupt, criminal, egregious, and indescribably stupid. He should be removed just on the basis of his ignorance, frankly. But that won’t happen. Until we do it ourselves.

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