‘Absolutely No Respect for Human Life’: Trump Compares Turkish Assault on Kurds to Two Kids Fighting in a Parking Lot

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During a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas Thursday night, President Donald Trump compared the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria that he enabled—which has killed dozens and displaced an estimated 160,000 civilians—to two kids fighting in a parking lot.

“Sometimes you have to let ’em fight,” Trump said to cheers from his supporters. “Like two kids in a lot, you gotta let ’em fight, then you pull ’em apart.”

Trump’s callous and mocking remarks about an attack in which people were maimed, tortured, and executed left observers appalled.

“This little quip speaks volumes,” tweeted S.V. Dáte, White House correspondent for HuffPost. “The president is talking about genocidal slaughter and hundreds of thousands of war victims like it’s a playground squabble.”

The comments, wrote another critic, show the president “has absolutely no respect for human life.”

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“This is outright horrifying,” tweeted Daniel Nichanian, fellow at the Justice Collaborative. “The Kurds have suffered decades of systematic state-sponsored violence and repression (physical, cultural, political).”

The president’s comments came just hours after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced what they called a “ceasefire” agreement with Turkey that would require Kurds with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to leave a 20-mile area near the border of Turkey.

The deal, which critics condemned as “ethnic cleansing,” was celebrated by Turkey as a near-total victory.

“Turkey isn’t even calling it a ceasefire—it’s calling it a win,” noted Vox‘s Jen Kirby. “It is not clear the Syrian Kurds were consulted at all about this arrangement, and the extent to which they’ll comply remains unclear.”

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Trump openly used the language of ethnic cleansing to describe the U.S. agreement with Turkey:

“Donald Trump is defending the notion that a historically oppressed ethnic minority had to be ‘cleaned out,'” tweeted The Nation‘s John Nichols. “Anyone who defends this language is either wholly ignorant of the past or wholly evil.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in response to Trump’s comments: “The president of the United States is using the language of ethnic cleansing. If we allow him to continue, who would he use it on next?”

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DHG
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As this entire system of things is controlled by Satan it makes sense that some of his leaders would have no morals nor care about life or anyone but themselves. Trump is the perfect representative of Satan here on Earth as are several other leaders.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

Let’s send douchebag dimwit to what he calls the playground and see if thinks it’s about the horrific crimes against humanity is like 2 kids fighting, somebody bitch slap him

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Yeah this is like two kids fighting in a lot. Only problem one side brought a knife 🔪 to a gunfight. Figure that you be out mr asshole president.

Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

What in the Hell is it going to take, Speaker Pelosi?
25th Amendment NOW !

Independent
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Independent
What does spur heels know about a fight on the playground? Did he ever play with other kids? He is such a freaking coward. He is without a soul. He thinks he is a dictator and just does as he pleases or maybe as some other soulless person tells him to do. He has no idea about history, politics, philosophy and the consequences of his instincts and challenges us to stop him. Someone needs to start 45th and tonight would be a good time to do it. STOP HIM before there is a WWIII.
Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

..His dialog , is the product of a sick and decaying mind . He’s never had a fight , nor had to defend himself.
…Trump’s vision is only of himself , and how he perceives how ( he looks ) in the eyes of his base . He’s much to egocentric to identify with others.
…But notice ,his family seem to be doing the same to him !

Reebt
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Reebt

Satan:the ultimate liar and deceiver. Trump is definitely doing his bidding every day. I feel sorry for those poor souls at his Rallies. Sheep to the slaughter.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Why is the sick fk still in power

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

Wonder what’s going to happen when he decides to clean out the people in detention cages at the border.

Neverevertrumper
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Neverevertrumper

Why do I hear of the death of Congressman Cummings who stood for something and did something for our country yet trumper remains alive and wreaking more and more havoc on our country and the world? Trumper is a sick pathetic old man who needs to croak before he starts WWIII