Boomer Whips Out iPad At White House, Things ‘Took A Dark Turn’

by | Nov 14, 2019

Boomer Whips Out iPad At White House, Things ‘Took A Dark Turn’

by | Nov 14, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (L) R-SC listens as US President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an(C) take part in a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on November 13, 2019. - President Donald Trump greeted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House for a high-stakes meeting Wednesday that underlined his claim to be ignoring the impeachment drama unfolding simultaneously in Congress. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Erdogan says he taught his foremost Republican Congressional critic Lindsey Graham “a lesson” during yesterday’s closed door meeting hosted by Trump in the Oval, which involved the somewhat unprecedented scene of five Republican senators and Turkey’s president squaring off.

Things “took a dark turn” when Erdogan upended the meeting by whipping out his iPad, in a ‘let me show you something on my tablet’ moment, or just about the most boomer thing ever.

As Axios reports: “An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took a dark turn when Erdoğan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted the leader of the primarily-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces as a terrorist, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.”

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Predictably Graham and others found it entirely unpersuasive, after “Erdoğan apparently thought he could sway these senators by forcing them to watch a clunky propaganda film.”

At the end of the short film, Graham turned to Turkey’s leader and said, “Well, do you want me to go get the Kurds to make one about what you’ve done?”

This seems to be about the only moment the Turkish dictator received any significant direct push back on his ‘Operation Peace Spring’ in an overall pathetic and pointless daylong visit to the White House.

I watched the full Trump-Erdogan presser, which included an outrageous moment where Trump announced that only Turkish-friendly reporters would be allowed to ask Erdogan questions. Of course the whole thing turned into an unopposed anti-Kurdish rant, a favorite past time of top Turkish leaders across the board.

Meanwhile, it must be remembered that NATO’s second largest military maintains an unabashed policy of pursuing ‘demographic correction’ – as they call it – in northern Syria. In other words, ethnic cleansing, yet apparently this subject shall not be broached in the White House press room.

About Brad Hoff

Brad is a native Texan and US Marine veteran who after leaving the military began wandering around the Middle East, eventually making Syria his second home. He's authored multiple stories for his blog Levant Report which gained international attention. Find his writing at Antiwar.com, SOFREP, Foreign Policy Journal, The Canary (UK), and others.

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