Type: Poor DiplomacyOct 16 2019 Severity: About: 2011 Syrian Uprising
& International Relations
Donald Trump penned a juvenile and threatening letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning him not to "be a tough guy. Don't be a fool" when it comes to his invasion of Syrian territory to push out Kurdish forces that are opposed to him, but have long been allies of the US government. The letter was shocking in more ways than one, but mainly in the extremely undiplomatic and childish way it was written. It begs the question of how no one in the White House stood up and questioned the wisdom of its release.