BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to discuss his recent talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the current situation in northern Syria.
“Just spoke to President @RTErdogan of Turkey. He told me there was minor sniper and mortar fire that was quickly eliminated. He very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work. Likewise, the Kurds want it, and the ultimate solution, to happen. Too bad there wasn’t…..”
The U.S. President then claimed that America had secured Syria’s oil and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters in the region.
“…..this thinking years ago. Instead, it was always held together with very weak bandaids, & in an artificial manner. There is good will on both sides & a really good chance for success. The U.S. has secured the Oil, & the ISIS Fighters are double secured by Kurds & Turkey….”
Trump then bizarrely tweeted “DEFEAT TERRORISM!” as a response to Erdogan’s statement about wanting to bring peace to Syria by defeating the ‘terrorists’ on its border.
The U.S. President has recently faced heavy scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats over his decision to withdraw American troops from the Turkish border.
Trump defended this move by saying that the Kurds and Turks had already been at war for 200 years and that America had completed its task against ISIS.