Donald Trump Defended Betraying Kurds By Saying They Didn't "Fight With Us at Normandy"
Type: Poor DiplomacyOct 09 2019 Severity: About: Syria
Donald Trump defended betraying the Kurds in northeastern Syria who have partnered with American armed forces for years in the fight against ISIS by bashing them for not "fight[ing] with us at Normandy" in World War II. Trump has faced withering criticism from all sides over his decision to abandon the longtime American ally, with many questioning if he sided with Turkey because he has numerous major business ventures in the country.
Quote | His "defense" came after Turkey ignored Trump's warnings and attacked the Kurds.
"They [the Kurds] didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy."