[Ed. – And she wonders why her career is over. Warning: profanity]
Anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin took to Twitter Monday to condemn President Donald Trump preemptively for what she described as an inevitable conclusion of the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey — that Trump “will drop to his knees and blow this dictator.”
“Erdogan is now a dictator, no longer a democratically elected president,” Griffin wrote, elaborating only slightly on her insight into the Trump-Erdoğanrelationship: “FUCK TRUMP.”
To illustrate her point about the relationship between Trump and Erdoğan, Griffin quoted a tweet featuring an article from Al Jazeera on Erdoğan’s inauguration Monday. The article does not mention Trump once, nor does it mention the many accusations against Erdoğan for being a “dictator,” as Griffin suggested. Instead, the article lists other dictators and unsavory international personages that Erdoğan invited to his inauguration, including Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Trump administration has heavily sanctioned the Maduro regime, including Maduro personally, and supported other Middle Eastern and Gulf powers in pressuring Qatar to cease its support of jihadist elements in the region.