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Trump 'went off script' during call with
Erdogan, senior military source reveals

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Posted By: Harlowe, 10/9/2019 7:07:02 PM

President Trump "went off script" during his call on Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, before he announced that the U.S. would withdraw all troops from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish military operation in the region, a well-placed senior U.S. military source told Fox News on Wednesday. During the phone call, Trump had talking points, according to the source: “Tell Erdogan to stay north of the border." “He went off script," the source said.

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Another accusation against President Trump from “a well-placed senior U.S. military source.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/9/2019 7:15:57 PM (No. 202715)
If Trump isn't going to start firing people then he's as much to blame as anyone. Trump has got to start firing people. Decimating is a good word... One in every 10 people... You're fired! The leaks WILL stop.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 10/9/2019 7:20:25 PM (No. 202720)
It's the Commander in Chief that writes the script. And what the hell is a well-placed senior US military SOURCE? Jane's? Boeing? It's a source, not a 4 star General.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn 10/9/2019 7:21:17 PM (No. 202721)
You can not go off script when you are the person writing it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/9/2019 7:40:06 PM (No. 202734)
Did Erdogan have the script too? He must have been surprised when Trump started the improv.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: anniebc 10/9/2019 7:43:19 PM (No. 202740)
What does "went off script" mean? I'm confused. Oops, I just went off script. Now I know it means nothing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 10/9/2019 7:44:13 PM (No. 202743)
He makes his own script. Where does a military officer get to question his CO? Put a reprimand in his personal file.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/9/2019 8:18:43 PM (No. 202772)
President Trump IS the script.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GO3 10/9/2019 8:22:22 PM (No. 202775)
I didn’t know Shinseki was back on active duty.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/9/2019 8:27:11 PM (No. 202778)
Senior Military official: Trump is President, and not you. Not only that, but Trump sets the policy, and does not have to consult with you before, during, or after. I think Trump has done an excellent job in the Middle East. We do not need 2,000 troops in Syria. And it time for us to leave Afghanistan. We have spent 8 trillion dollars in the Middle East, and have nothing to show for it. What if that money had been spent in the USA?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ruhn 10/9/2019 9:45:39 PM (No. 202818)
Ronald Reagan also went ‘off script’ when he exhorted: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Apparently his speech writers and advisors cringed when he said that in front of the Brandenburg Gate in 1987 but in retrospect, it was a defining moment in the Cold War and for his presidency.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/9/2019 9:52:33 PM (No. 202826)
Ohhhh NO! The president of the United States WENT OFF SCRIPT!!! I bet he waved his arms around, too! That's atrocious, awful, unconstitutional! Off with his head!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/9/2019 10:17:49 PM (No. 202834)
He's the PRESIDENT, they all work for him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone 10/10/2019 12:36:10 AM (No. 202896)
How could the President go off script as he is the top elected official in the USA and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces? As the President is the final decider on what the script is when it comes to foreign affairs. The script may have contained recommendations to the President, but nothing says that the President must always follow the recommendations of the Pentagon or other bureaucrats when dealing with foreign leaders. Is this another leak or fake news?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/10/2019 3:20:54 AM (No. 202921)
Was a competent well-placed senior US military source fired by Barry to get his corrupt anti-American military source burrowed in? Is this putz one of them?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: tom7 10/10/2019 5:16:35 AM (No. 202947)
It is curious that "a well-placed senior U.S. military source" believes that he is in a position to dictate exactly what the President must say in an exchange between heads of state. Who is the boss ?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TruthFetish 10/10/2019 6:19:12 AM (No. 202966)
POTUS is keeping to the script we all heard from his lips in 2016. We elected that script. He is sticking to that script.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: beca 10/12/2019 10:39:51 AM (No. 205406)
Off script. He is the script. Are you a sellout too Jennifer...????
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