The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 153)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Trump advisers were caught discussing pursuing more aggressive voter suppression tactics in the 2020…

Trump won't pardon Erdoğan, even if he pardons Turkey

Tuesday at the WH is turkey pardon day. It's between "Bread" & "Butter," two rotund gobblers, spending their last night at a luxury DC hotel (not Trump's). Then, @POTUS heads to Florida for a "homecoming rally" marking his changing his official state of residence from NY to FL. pic.twitter.com/mfZHkgrjgB — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 25,…

Trump hotel nixes Christian prayer event supporting Kurds

So, what, the Kurds are our bitter enemies now? How dare they let us betray them like this? The Hill: A prayer event for the Kurdish people that was scheduled for this week at President Trump's hotel in D.C. was abruptly canceled, The Washington Post reported. The event, dubbed “A Night of Prayer for the Kurds,” was planned…

Kurds throw tomatoes and rocks at departing U.S. soldiers

Jenan Moussa is a roving reporter for Al Aan TV, and she has a dispatch from the heart of Donald Trump’s latest colossal failure: When American troops first arrived in North Syria, kurds received them as heroes with flowers and ululation. Now terrified Kurds in Syria are throwing tomatoes and stones at departing American forces.@akhbar pic.twitter.com/mRWJeZINBK…

Will Turkey Steal Our Bombs?

The New York Times has this story up this evening: Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. The story mainly talks about Turkey’s ongoing nuclear program…

The 2019 “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done” 3rd Quarter Report

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is October 20th, which means that as of noon today we are now…

Northern Syria: “the biggest ethnic cleansing operation of the 21st Century”

The primary combatants are the SNA, mercenaries supported by Turkey, and the SDF, although it now seems clear how much the absence of US forces has allowed the continuing rather than paused carnage. 300,000 people have been displaced. And then there’s all that Trumpian disinformation, often repeating Turkish talking points. Fact check: Cutting through the…

Turkey’s Former Ambassador to the U.S., Namik Tan, Openly Mocks Our Idiot *resident.

Proving yet again how much disdain the rest of the world has for the Oval Office occupant, former Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan tweeted this a few hours ago… x Donald Trump's “perfect” letter to Santa. Via @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/GBmGgAnqIs— Ambassador Namik Tan (@NamikTan) October 18, 2019 One would expect Turkey’s President Erdogan, on the…

Erdogan threatens Trump over the 'lack of respect' shown in his crazy, splenetic letter

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, is reporting that Donald Trump’s second-grade playground letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t having the effect Trump had hoped. Which is hard to understand because usually Trump fully comprehends and anticipates every possible contingency. Weird. x Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter sent by @realDonaldTrump telling him…

Trump on the Kurds: 'There's a lot of sand they can play with'

Yes, but what were the Kurds wearing when Turkey invaded? That’s what I want to know. x “It's not our problem,” Trump says in Oval Office of Turkey's invasion into Syria. He adds that the Kurds are “not angels.” Also, he says this: “They've got a lot of sand over there…. There's a lot of…

Lara Trump: Most Americans have never even heard of the Kurds, so whatevs

The moral depth of these people is breathtaking. On Monday, Lara Trump — who’s married to Donald Trump’s fourth-favorite tragic mistake — appeared on Fox News at Night. The show’s host, Shannon Bream, asked her what she thought of a New York Times story (“Trump Followed His Gut on Syria, Calamity Came Fast”) that excoriated the…

Russian state TV uses Trump's betrayal of Kurds for anti-American propaganda

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian state TV. And it’s hard…

GOP congressman: Trump's decision to abandon Kurds is 'weak' and 'depressing'

Welcome to consensus reality, Rep. Kinzinger! Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, has at last seen what any non-cult member with eyes realized long ago: Donald Trump is a weak, whiny poseur who acts tough but has the gravitas of a rarefied mouse fart. Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, Kinzinger stated the obvious:…