Donald Trump's letter to Turkey's President Erdogan sparks viral memes
17 October 2019, 18:05 | Updated: 17 October 2019, 18:12
Trump sent a letter to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling him not to be a "tough guy" and "a fool". Obviously, this has inspired memes from every corner of the internet.
A letter that President Donald Trump wrote to Turkey's own leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has gone viral on social media this week. The letter's contents were revealed following the withdrawal of US troops from Northern Syria.
In the astonishing letter, Trump urges Turkey's President to reconsider his stance on invading northern Syria, writing: "Let's work out a good deal! 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." Hell of an opening line, there.
He also tells Erdogan to not be "a tough guy!" or "a fool!"
Some were unconvinced of the letter's authenticity until the White House itself confirmed that the letter was, indeed, real and not an elaborate hoax. The letter has been criticised for its apparent elementary school level vocabulary and the internet is having an absolute field day parodying the bizarre correspondence.
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
Trump's letter to Turkey reminded many people of letters written by children.
And of course, hilarious letters from TV.
This Trump letter reminds me of Mac's letter to Chase Utley in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/DHRtAVIKrt— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 16, 2019
Does anyone else remember this scene from A Star Is Born?
The stable genius jumped out!
Idk what everyone's complaining about, President Trump's letter to Erdogan seems fine pic.twitter.com/pmqA2WXVeO— no more mr wife guy (@TheSocietyDude) October 16, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of Donald Trump's letter to President Erdogan. pic.twitter.com/bDNjspijxD— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) October 16, 2019
The parodies could not be stopped.
I have obtained a copy of the letter from Trump to Turkey pic.twitter.com/jJ3OsRtqC4— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 16, 2019
And neither could the dramatic readings.
I staged a dramatic reading of Trump’s letter to Erdogan.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) October 16, 2019
The part of Erdogan is played by my cat - Ow, Fuck. pic.twitter.com/cbTvskZFWu
As if the never-ending stream of memes weren't enough, the BBC reports that President Erdogan threw the letter 'in the bin'. Ouch.