By Steven R. Maher
Donald Trump never ceases to amaze. In an October 9, 2019, letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump wrote: “Let’s work out a good deal. You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will. History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”
A BBC report claimed Erdogan angrily threw the letter into a waste basket after reading it, USA Today reported.
If there’s one person on this planet I wouldn’t want advice from about not making a total fool of myself in public, that’s Donald Trump. One conservative commentator said the letter sounded as if it had been written by a nine-year-old with a crayon. This will go down as Trump’s version of Richard M. Nixon saying, “I’m not a crook.”
Richard Nixon was a crook, and no one would want his advice about successfully handling a scandal. But even Nixon would know better than to confess to an impeachable offense on television. That would be like taking advice from Donald Trump on how not to make oneself look like a total imbecile in public.