Trump roasted for Turkey’s snub of Mike Pence: ‘Total humiliation of the USA’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday declared that he would not meet with American Vice President Mike Pence, who had traveled to the Turkish capital of Ankara to discuss a potential ceasefire in northern Syria.
Specifically, the Turkish leader insisted that he would only meet President Donald Trump himself to discuss any matters related to his country’s invasion of Syria.
“When Trump comes here, I’ll be talking,” Erdoğan told Sky News.
Erdoğan’s snub of the vice president drew hackles all across the internet, and Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall went so far as to describe it as a “total humiliation of the USA.”
The total humiliation of the USA here is mind boggling. https://t.co/N1I37WYXS9— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1571225733
Check out some more reactions below.
Jaw dropping disrespect for America. Hard to believe it has come to this. Erdogan refuses to meet with Sec of State… https://t.co/kkZJNdIyjs— Claire McCaskill (@Claire McCaskill) 1571227590
Erdogan owns Trump. MBS owns Trump. Putin owns Trump. American needs a new kind of Independence Day.— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner) 1571226295
Remember when #Erdogan's thugs beat up protestors in DC? Now he's openly snubbing the VP and Sec. of State. And t… https://t.co/490kkHZp63— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou) 1571227010
Mike Pence: “I’m here for my meeting with President Erdogan.” Receptionist: “I don’t see anything on his calendar.… https://t.co/kEMncLkPV7— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1571227109
Perhaps Erdogan will only speak with Trump because he seems to get everything he wants when he does. https://t.co/1mKTX6X7gQ— Bianna Golodryga (@Bianna Golodryga) 1571225739
Erdogan pulls a Kim https://t.co/MLSI5KJsQA— Laura Rozen (@Laura Rozen) 1571224164
Erdogan knows he has a moron in the WH and will only speak to him. https://t.co/Lpof9VNmIB— Gissur Simonarson (@Gissur Simonarson) 1571223694