Following President Biden’s recognition and condemnation of the 100-year-old genocide, former US President Donald Trump took to the internet to insist that there were “good people on both sides” of the Armenian genocide.
“Listen, there were some very good Ottomans and there were some very bad Ottomans, believe me,” Trump wrote on his new website. “Not all the Ottomans who went there to kill the Armenians were interested in genocide. Some were just upset about what happened to Australian Archduke Frank Fernandez (sic).”
Trump also insisted that the Armenians were “no angels,” claiming that they had “really treated that Milosevic guy very poorly.”
“There were bad people on both sides and there were good people on both sides,” Trump concluded. “But I still have a very good relationship with the King of Turkey [President Recep Tayyip Erdogan] and with Kanye, so it’s really best if we just stay neutral here.”