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Trump and Erdogan Scheme Against Assad

Trump didn't call Erdogan to congratulate him on his fraudulent referendum. The call was scheduled in advance and focused on "holding Assad accountable"

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The media is up in arms over Trump's recent phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

If you believe your television — a terrible idea, by the way — Trump paid his respects after Erdogan's sultan referendum squeaked by with a fraudulent victory on Sunday

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Gossip girls

One small problem: The call was planned in advance, and the discussion focused on Syria and "holding Assad accountable". 

By misrepresenting the purpose of the call, the media has actually provided Trump with some much-needed cover as he schemes with Sultan Erdogan about their next move in Syria. 

As the Guardian tells it:

According to a readout of the call provided by the White House, the two leaders discussed the recent developments in Syria, the US response to the chemical attack in Syria and “agreed on the importance of holding Syrian president Bashar al-Assad accountable”. The readout matches reports of a statement from Erdogan’s office, which was reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency.

That doesn't sound very promising. 

We should point out that Erdogan has been leading the "Assad gassed beautiful little babies" charge. And amazingly, the media is taking him seriously, evening though handing Erdogan a Sarin investigation is like trusting a fatty alone with a cake

As for Trump's relationship with Erdogan, let's just say they're old business friends. 

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