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A searchable database containing over 30,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

1/2/2020

LIBYA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [1-2-20] warned his Turkish counterpart against sending troops to fight in Libya hours after the Turkish Parliament voted to authorize such a move. Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed several ‘bilateral and regional issues,’ according to a readout of the call released by the White House, as well as simmering tensions and ongoing instability in Libya that have been condemned by the top United Nations official there. In Libya, where a rival regime in the nation’s east has attempted a coup to oust the Tripoli-based government of Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, ‘foreign interference is complicating the situation,’ Trump said, according to the White House. The offensive has split the international community: The rival regime led by commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar has been backed the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, France and Russia, according to The Associated Press, while Sarraj’s government receives aid from Turkey, Qatar and Italy.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump warns Turkey’s Erdogan against military intervention in Libya,” Politico, January 2, 2020 2:20 pm