President Donald Trump may never repent from his disdain for some influential leaders in the world, but seemed to have respect for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Trump congratulated Erdoğan , who won a contested referendum that extended his powers as President.
Erdoğan virtually removed all power from his country’s parliament. Trump ended up embarrassing the United States again when he met with Erdoğan.
It was shameful watch Trump mispronounce Erdoğan’s name. Phonetically, Erdoğan is pronounced ehr-doe-wahn.
It should be known that a press conference shouldn’t be a place to display ignorance, especially when it is with a fellow world leader.
This Trump’s buffoonery is causing stirs on Twittter:
— Michael S. Smith II (@MichaelSSmithII) May 16, 2017
No one in the White House could teach Trump how to pronounce Erdogan’s name correctly?
— Karoli (@Karoli) May 16, 2017
They need to add more bullets to his one page briefings. How to pronounce world leader's names seems like a good start. https://t.co/5yTbiFEjMx
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 16, 2017
It is no surprise that Trump loves how Erdoğan rose to autocracy, but we are stunned at the level of ignorance Trump just displayed.