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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Trump: Erdogan "Has a Great Relationship with the Kurds"

In Defying the Odds, we discuss foreign policy issues in the 2016 campaign.  The update  -- recently published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.  Trump's betrayal of the Kurds could be an issue in 2020.

Trump, with Erdogan:
And, by the way, I think the President, he may have some factions within the Kurds, but I think the President has a great relationship with the Kurds. Many Kurds live currently in Turkey. And they’re happy and they’re taken care of, including healthcare — we were talking about it before — including healthcare and education and other things. So that’s really a misnomer. But our relationship with the Kurds has been a very good one.
Jonathan Swan at Axios:
 An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took a dark turn when Erdoğan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.