There’s no madness like that of a narcissist losing control of the story.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) October 16, 2019
Trump wrote a letter to the Turkish President written like a child and then screamed at the Speaker of the House abusively and was reportedly unable to understand the situation in Syria.
We cannot keep going like this.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) October 16, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of @realDonaldTrump’s letter to #Erdogan. @POTUS warns him to not “be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!” Says he could destroy Turkey’s economy if #Syria is not resolved in a humane way. Details tonight at 8pm #TrishRegan #FoxBusiness pic.twitter.com/9BoSGlbRyt
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) October 16, 2019
It was a beautiful letter. It was a perfect letter. https://t.co/s16yVQ5yDZ
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) October 16, 2019
Schumer on the Trump Syria meeting: "He was insulting, particularly to the Speaker. She kept her cool completely, but he called her a third rate politician. He said that there are communists involved and you guys might like that. I mean, this was not a dialogue."
Via ABC pic.twitter.com/fdrCmvxyXx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 16, 2019
I've been in a lot of presidential meetings in that room and I never saw anyone literally stand up to a president like that because no one ever had to.
Only Trump would tweet this perfect picture of his weakness & humiliation. @SpeakerPelosi finest moment. https://t.co/wca1oSqytY
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 16, 2019
Trump at meeting, per Dem source, also insulted his first defense secretary – Jim Mattis, calling him “the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take 2 yrs. I captured them in 1 month”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 16, 2019
Make no mistake about it: the president is in more political trouble from this Syria debacle than he is over the partisan impeachment investigation. Note the vote in the House today against him on Syria, 354-60. Rs voted for it overwhelmingly.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 16, 2019
Trump downplays Turkey invading Syria: "They've been warring for many years. It's unnatural for us, but sort of natural for them. They fight & they fight long & hard…I say why are we protecting Syria's land?"
He then brings up the Kurds & says, "who, by the way, are no angels" pic.twitter.com/rrqJuuEQzP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 16, 2019
Today: Trump says, "I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be, for the United States, strategically brilliant."
Also today: The House passed a resolution 354-60 condemning the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.#ResistersForumpic.twitter.com/HNoXlIjtgE
— Minh Ngo (@minhtngo) October 16, 2019
Secretary Pompeo and Vice President Pence shake hands before boarding separate planes. We are wheels up for Ankara, Turkey. pic.twitter.com/XCXYJv4Oy1
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 16, 2019
It really feels like the wheels are coming off in the White House and around the world. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 16, 2019
Poll: Nearly 60 percent of Republicans support Trump's move to pull troops from Syria https://t.co/2YFDW5b5La pic.twitter.com/DqvkKM0Uyh
— The Hill (@thehill) October 16, 2019
Which Trump Kid Will Take the Fall for Years of Tax Fraud? https://t.co/KUPKWGuv0J via @VanityFair
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 16, 2019
NEWS: Ex-Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley told House impeachment investigators he resigned abruptly last week in part because of Trump’s attacks on Yovanovitch in his call with Zelensky, & the State Dept’s silence, per two ppl familiar w/ his testimony https://t.co/ZpSLodz4iU
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) October 16, 2019
THE INQUIRY: @KatyTurNBC breaks down the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. pic.twitter.com/CCOlfKLROe
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 16, 2019
Thursday's Times: "Brexit deal on knife edge as DUP blocks Johnson" (via @hendopolis) #TomorrowsPapersToday #BBCPapers pic.twitter.com/v4Rybg5CpM
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) October 16, 2019
The UK and EU were on the verge of a last-minute #Brexit deal but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure his government and factious parliament approve the plan. https://t.co/D73KnjtRRq by @gbaczynska and Alan Charlish pic.twitter.com/FWvkFGUQiQ
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 16, 2019
European Council President Donald Tusk says it should be known in seven to eight hours when Brexit could happen
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) October 16, 2019
NEW: This is where I understand the Brexit talks, and details of the agreement under discussion, to be at:
1) Northern Ireland would be part of the UK's customs territory, however it would follow EU customs rules (ie no customs border on the island of Ireland).
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) October 16, 2019
Michel Barnier told EU27 ambassadors important progress had been made on Brexit, but two sides not there yet.
Boris Johnson has made three big concessions to make this possible, but EU fears parliament could still block. EU27 have not seen the text. Time is running out.
— Jennifer Rankin (@JenniferMerode) October 16, 2019
Tom Peck: Brexit is in the hands of the idiots, and they've dropped it https://t.co/9sVMiMKcrk
— The Independent (@Independent) October 16, 2019
Protests over #Brexit take place at almost 40 locations along the Irish border https://t.co/O6JEXIkhv8 pic.twitter.com/biw95cyysf
— BBC News NI (@BBCNewsNI) October 16, 2019
Polls change and all that, but this shows a government on the ropes, making a hash of Brexit, stretching its lead to 15 points. https://t.co/IHh9Zukvos
— Kevin Meagher (@KevinPMeagher) October 16, 2019
Abortion rights used to get DUP to back Brexit deal, says Stella Creasy https://t.co/Uh8NTjgLoD
— Guardian politics (@GdnPolitics) October 16, 2019
Can Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam hold on to her job? https://t.co/S8QW89mY3C pic.twitter.com/zcQxajc2yW
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) October 16, 2019
Hong Kong protesters intend to topple city's government, says Singapore PM https://t.co/VvcuWu7CkJ pic.twitter.com/QmyCILLj4c
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 16, 2019
North Korea releases Putin-esque pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a horse. https://t.co/8GvequJCCG pic.twitter.com/SBrho2GgSA
— ABC News (@ABC) October 16, 2019
Given Mark Zuckerberg is going to make a speech about free speech tomorrow, we'll see if this sizzling hot take of mine holds up for more than 24 hours:
I think FB should just get rid of political ads. Huge headache, little rewardhttps://t.co/5HBRqOYp0B
— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8) October 16, 2019
The campaign to break up Facebook is even getting support from within Silicon Valley https://t.co/vYzCxsDt1S
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) October 16, 2019