Pence’s mission in Turkey to clean up Trump’s colossal foreign policy failure off to a shaky start

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Vice President Mike Pence has received a less than enthusiastic response in Turkey, where he’s gone to try to convince President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop his incursion into northern Syria. That’s against the backdrop of the U.S. having been forced to conduct an airstrike against an American munitions storage bunker at a U.S. base to prevent those weapons from being seized by groups on any side, presumably including escaping ISIS prisoners.

Pence’s visit was preceded by Donald Trump’s bizarre and frankly embarrassing letter, sent the day the invasion began, in which he urged Erdogan, “Let’s work out a good deal!” According to Turkish officials, Erdogan “dumped Trump’s letter to the trash.”

Pence is accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and both are supposedly meeting with Erdogan, but coverage will be limited. Washington Post reporters say that Erdogan is not allowing press into the meetings or even in the palace, “despite the vice president’s team pushing for access to the beginning of the bilateral meeting.”

Judging by the initial photograph, it’s off to a bad start. Note the customary display of both country’s flags in the background has been dispensed with—this is all on Erdogan’s terms.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

I bet that meeting was so tense pence’s sphincter was whistling dixi

chris whitley
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chris whitley

He’s from Indiana. That’s battle hymn of the republic.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o

I wonder what he said. Please President Erdogan, stop killing the Kurds, pretty please, because even the Republicans are mad at us & trump can’t help himself, he’s an idiot. At least stop killing them long enough to get thrown off of their own land so someone else can kill them. Oh and while we’re at it, do you have any idea where the liberated ISIS fighters have gone and can we have our nuclear warheads back? Please? Okay, how much do you want?

Dick Panico
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…Sending Pence to clean up Trump’s mess ,, is like sending a homeless person , that hasn’t had a shower in days , to a hygiene meeting, with a mop and bucket with of water . …Dry mopping can’t clean Trumps crap . He said cease fire (which is only a pause ), for 120 hours , before the slaughter continues! ..And does anyone understand , that’s only 5 days ,..or 60 x 120 , is about 72 thousand minutes, ..Or about 50 thousand seconds. ..This is Pence’s way of saying to Trump , “ see what a good boy… Read more »