Clinton Tweets Parody of Trump's Turkey Letter

Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say, 'Yay, Khrushchev! You're the best!'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2019 1:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a move President Trump is likely to have a few things to say about, Hillary Clinton poked fun at his heavily criticized letter to his Turkish counterpart in a tweet Sunday. Writing "From the archives," she shared a letter that parodied Trump's tone in the letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Hill reports. The fake letter from JFK to Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev was dated Oct. 16, 1962, at the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis. "Dear Premier Khrushchev, Don't be a dick, OK?" it began. "Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say, 'Yay, Khrushchev! You're the best!’ But if you don’t everybody will be like 'what an asshole' and call your garbage country 'The Soviet Bunion.'"

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It continued: "You're really busting my nuts here. Give you jingle later. Hugs, John Fitzgerald Kennedy." The letter was originally aired on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment on Trump's letter last week, the Guardian reports. After Trump's letter to Erdogan surfaced last week, a Kremlin spokesman described it as "highly unusual." "You don’t often encounter such language in correspondence between heads of state," he said. Sources told the BBC that Erdogan threw the letter in the trash. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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