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Trump slams U.S.-allied Kurds as ‘not angels’: The president forcefully defended his widely condemned decision to allow Turkey to invade northern Syria

Trump slams U.S.-allied Kurds as ‘not angels’: The president forcefully defended his extensively condemned resolution to permit Turkey to invade northern Syria

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/16/trump-kurdish-fighters-syria-048418) reduced by 64%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The incendiary comments marked perhaps the president's most dismissive defense of his widely condemned decision earlier this month to allow Turkey to invade Syria, and come just days after the Pentagon's announcement that Trump had directed the evacuation of the last U.S. troops still stationed in the West Asian nation.

    > "The Kurds actually are pulling back substantially from Turkey, and Syria is pulling in," Trump said.

    > The president bowed Monday to bipartisan pressure from Congress to punish Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, signing an executive order imposing "Powerful" sanctions targeting Turkey for its Syrian incursion and the subsequent Kurdish slaughter.

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