Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Trump talks to Erdoğan


Today President Trump met with Turkey's President Erdoğan at the White House. There was a small press event at the beginning and then a full press conference after their closed door meeting. They seemed to say the usual things. But one thing stood out to me as exceedingly hopeful, the term friend. They each referred to the other as a friend, even a good friend. We all know world leaders often pretend camaraderie through gritted teeth. But in this instance I hope it means our problems in some areas of the world can come to an end. These are the leaders we have and they are the ones working together. I'll take a little light over pessimism any day. 

(The visit seems to have been overshadowed by the Ukraine hearings, which the President commented on during the event.)

Here is where they call eachother friend:




First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

24 comments:

  1. Praying for our President and his relationships with our world leaders, espepcially Erdogan. Yes, the Ukraine/impeachment thing was the only thing people seemed to care about today, and yet, this other news may be much more significant for our future and world "peace". Praying also for Israel right now as they are involved in quite a fight. May the Lord watch over Israel, and over our President and our land, and our allies in all places. Amen.

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  2. Praying for President Trump, I appreciate him greatly for what all he is doing and getting done. The hearings are a *nothing*, just silly. When I think back to President Reagan, he was treated much the same way by the left.

    Thanks for posting the clip, it is very interesting.

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  3. Yes Sandi, I agree that we should d pray for all people everywhere, and the main thing is that we should pray that all come to the knowledge of the truth through believing in Jesus. It is in Him that we have peace. God bless.

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  4. Yes, Sandi, this is a wonderful thing! I will keep praying for peace and good relationships with Turkey to last.
    Blessings!

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  5. Creio ser Erdogan, realmente, amigo dos Estados Unidos. E que a paz do Senhor reine sobre o país norte americano, pois é tão difícil certas encrencas... Espero que o Senado barre qualquer instabilidade institucional. Grande abraço! Tudo de bom! Laerte.

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  6. No matter how many friends, religion separates them.

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  7. Thank you Sandi. This meeting was much more important than those silly hearings.

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  8. Yes, this was a good thing and much more important than those hearings that I am so very sick of hearing about. Praying for our president and our country.

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  9. If it is pleasing to Him, that says it all:)
    Great post, Sandi!

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  10. Even though I live far from your country I wonder what will happen to that man.

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  11. Hello,

    I have to wonder about our president, he seems more comfortable around dictators than our long time allies. Enjoy your day!

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    1. What's he supposed to do, Eileen, ignore him?

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  12. a positive reading and video about the president. i have always had respect for each of our presidents. always praying for world peace!!

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  13. Hi Sandy, I also hope that relations between our country and Turkey continue to improve. Peace within that part of the world is tenuous, at best. However, unfortunately, tensions will eventually boil over, as the End Times get closer. Shalom.

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  14. peace is most important for the wpeople of whole world dear Sandi
    i wish politics stop being use in playing games behalf of those who don't care about people and their well being

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