Hillary Clinton on Sunday posted a joke letter on Twitter supposedly sent by John F. Kennedy during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, written in the excitable style of US President Donald Trump’s recent letter to Turkey.
The parody letter, originally from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TV show, is written on mocked-up White House letterhead and addressed to Russia’s then leader Nikita Khrushchev. “Don’t be a dick, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.“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.’”
The letter echoes the bizarre tone of Trump’s October 9 letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he warned that he would wreck Turkey’s economy if its invasion of Syria went too far.
“You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy—and I will,” Trump wrote in a letter many people thought was fake until it was verified by the White House. “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool,” Trump finished, adding: “I will call you later.”