"Don't be a dick, okay?"
He may have won the election -- but she just won the internet.
Earlier this month the POTUS wrote a letter -- described in various headlines as "beyond parody","unhinged" and "third grade reading level" -- in which he warned Erdogan "don't be a tough guy."
Found in the archives... pic.twitter.com/iFFeqloYHM— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2019
In a Tweet, Hillary claimed she "Found in the archives" another similar letter from JFK to Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev, dated October 16, 1962 — the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
"Dear Premier Khrushchev, Don't be a dick, okay?" Kennedy supposedly wrote.
"Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say 'Yay! Khrushchev! You're the best!' But if you don't everybody will be like 'what an asshole' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'"
'You're really busting my nuts here. Give you a jingle later," it concluded, signing off: "Hugs, John Fitzgerald Kennedy."
Hillary's retweet garnered 45k further retweets, and 220k likes.
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
The letter was nearly identical in tone to the one dated this year; the main difference being one was actually sent from one world leader to another.
"Dear Mr. President, Let's work out a good deal!" the Donald Trump original read.
"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."
"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."
"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!"
He signed off: "I will call you later. Sincerely, Donald Trump."
The President sent it after his controversial decision to withdraw US forces from Syria, allowing the Turkish military to engage with Kurdish forces, once considered a US ally — a move that has been heavily criticized by former US military officials.
After the letter was relentlessly mocked online, President Erdogan reportedly threw it in the trash and pushed ahead with his military offensive anyway, in what has been deemed a monumental strategic error — as the letter will surely be worth a fortune in years to come.