Trump said Wednesday that it would be “easy” for the United States to form new alliances if Syrian Kurds leave the fight against the Islamic State to fend off a Turkish attack, noting that “they didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us in Normandy” and were only interested in fighting for “their land.”
“With all of that being said, we like the Kurds,” he said in response to questions about Turkey’s incursion into Syria.
He got this talking point from some right-wing nutjob. Who needs the State Department when you’ve got the blogosphere?
For more background on the history of the Kurds and our constant betrayal of them, read this post by Adam L. Silverman.