Donald Trump Congratulated Turkish President for Controversial Power Grab

Donald Trump laughing with HHS Secretary Tom Price and VP Mike PenceBy: The White House
Type: Poor JudgmentApr 17 2017 Severity:

President Trump called to congratulate Erdogan just after his referendum greatly expanding his powers. Independent monitors are very skeptic about the results, world leaders have urged caution, and the opposing party is claiming voter fraud and rigging. Along with the new expanded powers, this referendum will make it so if Erdogan is re-elected in 2019, he could remain strongly in power until 2029. The vote passed by a very slim margin of 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent.

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