On Sunday, Hillary Clinton stepped in it again when she posted a tasteless letter to her Twitter feed that, without attribution, she lifted from a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” program. The fabricated letter from JFK to Nikita Krushchev was purported to have been from the JFK archives and was meant to mock the tone of an October 9 letter President Trump sent to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The actual Trump letter urged Erdoğan to “work out a good deal” and have history “look upon you to get this done the right and humane way.”
Clinton’s tweet has been met with thousands of derisive responses, suggesting that internet trolling is not one of her strengths and that she has got a few too many flaws of her own for others to openly exploit … to say the least.
You’ve tweeted a lot of pathetic things. This might just take the cake.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 20, 2019
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 20, 2019
Did you find this with your 30,000 illegally deleted emails, or maybe it was right alongside obamma’s Kenyan birth certificate, laying next to Jimmy Hoffa!
— Timothy Wise (@Timster1984) October 21, 2019
you digging through the archives deleting stuff?
— Joshua Brown ?? (@JoshuaBrown18) October 21, 2019
Here is the post that has drawn the wrath of a multitude of Twitter users …
Found in the archives… pic.twitter.com/iFFeqloYHM
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2019
The letter “from the archives” had a date that places it at the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
It reads: “Dear Premier Kruschev, Don’t be a d***, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say ‘Yay! Khrushchev! You’re the best!’ But if … Give you don’t everybody will be like ‘what an a**hole’ and call your garbage country ‘The Soviet Bunion.’ You’re really busting my nuts here. Give you a jingle later. Hugs, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.”
The intent of the fictional letter was to mock the collegial Trump letter to the president of Turkey that was obtained by Trish Regan of Fox Business and that she tweeted out on Wednesday …
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
“Let’s work out a good deal!” Trump wrote. “You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy — and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.”
Brunson was a prisoner of Turkey for two years before Trump negotiated his release.
“Don’t let the world down,” the letter continued. “I have worked hard to solve some of your problems. Don’t let the world down. You can make a great deal. General Mazloum is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they would never have made in the past. I am confidentially enclosing a copy of his letter to me, just received.”
The letter concluded: “History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool. I will call you later.”
The BBC reported that Erdoğan tossed the letter “in the bin.”
Watch the Kimmel piece in which he originally presented the fake JFK letter …
Video by ABC
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