Shorter Mnuchin (Worst. Bond. Villain. Ever.): “How dare you do what we told you that you could do”
The longer version, courtesy of Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie:
— THIS MORNING, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said there would be a principals meeting on Syria, after which top officials would brief the president. Trump and a bipartisan group of senators have been discussing a sanctions package to punish Turkey for its attack on Kurdish forces.
A quick reminder: Mnuchin and the Treasury (worst ’70s tribute band ever) would have to implement any economic sanctions that Congress approves.
And in related tweets:
Mnuchin on ABC: "Everybody’s saying … we’re abandoning the Kurds, like the Kurds are these longstanding allies. Our role in Syria was not to defend land for the Kurds in historical issues. Our focus was to defeat ISIS."
Translation: Once we're done using you, we'll screw you.
— Will Saletan (@saletan) October 14, 2019
Helluva job, Brownie.