Following Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's forces' attack on northern Syria, President Trump wrote a warning letter to the foreign leader, warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool".
Below is how the letter began:
"Dear Mr. President, Let's work out a good deal! You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy — and I will."
45 then went on to refer past economic sanctions placed on Turkey to release an imprisoned American pastor, calling it "a little sample" of what he would do if the Turkish president did not heed his warning.
EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of @realDonaldTrump’s letter to #Erdogan. @POTUS warns him to not “be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!” Says he could destroy Turkey’s economy if #Syria is not resolved in a humane way. Details tonight at 8pm #TrishRegan #FoxBusiness pic.twitter.com/9BoSGlbRyt— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) October 16, 2019
The letter then read, "I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don't let the world down. You can make a great deal," Trump wrote, asserting that the commander of the Kurdish forces is "willing to negotiate with you... History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen. Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!"
This letter was written the same day that the Turkish military began their assault on Kurdish forces who were allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS. The assault was initiated after Trump told the Turkish President that he's pull American forces out of the area.
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