BREAKING: In an extraordinary Sunday night statement, the White House announces that the US "will no longer be in the immediate area" of Northern Syria, allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region and give Turkey responsibility for captured ISIS fighters in the area.
FLASHBACK: In 2018, President Trump attacked Carrots the turkey for refusing to concede he had lost the vote on the White House turkey pardon contest. "This was a fair election... unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount."
CORRECTION: A previous tweet misquoted President Trump saying Turkey's invasion into northern Syria “is not our problem.” He said, “They have a problem at a border — it's not our border,” as well as “it’s not between Turkey and the US," according to White House transcript.
President Donald J. Trump and Melania Participate in the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House.
EXCLUSIVE: The White House says that it “has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea.” But a senior adviser to Erdogan, @Gulnuray , tells me: “President Trump and President Erdogan have reached an understanding over precisely what this operation is.”
The only way Trump will pardon the White House Thanksgiving turkey is if it promises to do the same for him in a few months.