Daily Summaries

Trump Daily 10/17/19 – short update today

  • Mulvaney said this morning that aid to Ukraine was tied to their investigating the DNC server / 2016 election interference. This is the same baseless conspiracy theory Trump brought up in his call to Ukraine. Essentially, it is a fabrication to show Russia didn’t hack the DNC at all. Mulvaney issued a statement later saying the press was misconstruing what he had said. They were not.
  • Mulvaney announced the next G7 will be held at Trump’s failing Doral resort. This is another in a long line of examples where Trump funnels taxpayer money and foreign government money into his private businesses.
  • I did not see Trump’s Dallas rally but caught this one comment I wanted to include. He said it was good to let Turkey attack the Kurds, like children fighting. Children are now dead and 200,000 – 300,000 Kurds have been displaced in Northern Syria.
  • The US announced a ceasefire which the president hailed as a huge negotiating victory. Turkey almost immediately pointed out it was not a ceasefire at all. The US capitulated to every demand Turkey made while receiving nothing at all in return. Turkey will take over Kurdish territory then if they are still present after 5 days, kill them. Turkey reserved the right to combat terrorist groups, which it considers the Kurds anyway.