Trump said he’s abandoning the Kurds because they 'didn’t help in the Second World War'

Louis Staples
Thursday 10 October 2019 10:15
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The world is still reeling from the news that president Trump has decided to withdraw US troops from Syria.

The move has been condemned by US politicians from both sides of the political aisle, but also by world leaders from across the world. Following Trump’s statement of withdrawal, there were reports that Turkey would soon advance to take control of the area, putting America’s Kurdish allies in extreme danger. Sure enough, Turkey soon began air strikes on the territory.

When pressed on the reasoning for his decision, Trump has offered several bizarre justifications. Firstly he suggested that the Kurds and the Turks are “natural enemies”.

But now he’s come out with something even stranger.

Trump is now saying that the Kurds aren’t really US allies at all because they didn’t help the US during the World War Two invasion of Normandy in 1944.

He said:

They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy.

With all of that being said, we like the Kurds.

He then took to Twitter to call it a "different take".

Yes, really.

On Twitter, people were horrified by Trump's latest claim.

More: Trump ‘considering putting his staff under a lie detector’ and people are making the same point

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