Washington (eTruePolitics) – “Anyone ever met a Kurd?” Donald Trump rhetorically asked reporters outside the White House today as he explained why the United States, at the behest of Egyptian autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was withdrawing troops from Syria and abandoning the Kurds, the country’s long time ally in successfully fighting Isis.

“No. No one’s ever met one. Well, that’s my point. No one I know, knows a single Kurd. Not even Ivanka. I don’t think the so-called ‘Kurds’ exist. More FAKE NEWS!”

Not  everyone, even previously slavish supporters, agreed with Trump’s decision to forsake the Kurds.

“I hope I’m making myself clear how shortsighted & irresponsible this decision is, in my view,” Sen Lindsey Graham said on Fox News on Monday morning.

“This to me is just unnerving to its core,” Graham added, ignoring the advice of aides who have urged him for months to never to use the word ‘core.’

 

 

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