The Transition

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, TikTok says no one from the Trump regime has contacted them in weeks and they've filed a petition in court just to force the government to say something.

Trump's "national security" ban was just an election stunt that made a mockery of actual, real security issues.

Meanwhile, Palm Beach is going to shut down Trump's helipad at the Mar-a-Lago once he's out of office. Sad face!

Finally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to deliver an uninvited address on "religious freedom" in Turkey and the Turkish government is rightfully telling him to shove it up his ass.

The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that Pompeo would travel to Istanbul to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians. The top U.S. diplomat plans to discuss religious issues in Turkey and to promote “our strong stance on religious freedom around the world,” the statement read.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rebuked the statement “as extremely inappropriate,” insisting that the country protects the rights of citizens of various faiths to freely practice their religions.

“It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to human rights violations such as racism, Islamophobia and hate crimes in its own country,” the Turkish ministry said in a statement.

Turkey has become a dictatorship under Recep Erdogan, but they're not wrong about Pompeo and the United States.

That's the problem with Trump; what has always been the problem. We can't condemn others for behavior that is mirrored by the White House. In many cases, Trump's behavior pre-dates the actions of rogue states. The Muslim ban was one of Trump's first actions after taking office.