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Throwback Thursday.

On January 25, 2011, President Barack Obama called for a solution to illegal immigration.

On this one issue, President Donald Trump agrees with his predecessor.

On the issue of Jerusalem, Trump fulfilled a promise Obama made and never kept. Will Trump fulfill Obama's promise on illegal immigration?

Trusting Erdogan?

Just before Christmas, Trump tweeted that he has confidence that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will defeat the Islamic State (ISIS).

I'm sorry, Mr. President, but Erdogan is not to be trusted. He uses the war against ISIS as a smokescreen to kill the Kurds.

Remember how Erdogan imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson? He's not to be trusted.

This does not necessarily mean withdrawing from Syria is a mistake (although I suspect it is), but trusting Erdogan on these matters certainly is.

Did Trump call U.S. troops "suckers"?

Wisconsin conservative radio host Charlie Sykes seems to think so.

Here's what the president said, however, as reported by NBC News:

In a speech to troops, Trump doubled down on his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and his longtime argument that America's military power is being exploited by other nations.

"America shouldn’t be doing the fighting for every nation on earth, not being reimbursed in many cases at all. If they want us to do the fighting, they also have to pay a price," Trump said. "And sometimes that’s also a monetary price, so we’re not the suckers of the world. We’re no longer the suckers, folks. And people aren’t looking at us as suckers."

Whatever you think about the withdrawal from Syria, Trump did not call U.S. troops "suckers." Sykes should apologize for this baseless attack.

Ohio's "heartbeat bill," which would have prohibited killing unborn children with a detectable heartbeat, went down in flames today after the Senate failed by one vote to override Gov. Kasich's veto of the bill.

Sen. Bill Beagle, who will be term-limited out at the end of the year, voted with four other Republicans and (allegedly) Republican Gov. Kasich to sell out unborn children. Beagle was one of the Republican senators who had voted the bill out of committee and voted yea on the final version of the bill, but he sided with Democrats when push came to shove. There are a lot of benefits to term limits, one of which is that these folks ultimately end up showing their true colors on their way out the door. In Beagle and Kasich's case, they waved a giant middle finger at pre-born children.

Read more here.

Amazingly, not Florida Man:

A man in Dallas was busted on Christmas Eve after he tried to carjack several drivers at gunpoint to demand that they take him to get tacos, police said.

Roberto A. Canamar Garza, 26, remained held on $500,000 bail early Thursday following his Monday afternoon rampage that started when he hopped into a car and pulled out a gun before demanding that the driver get him some Mexican food, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

The frightened driver then dropped Canamar Garza off at a tire shop and sped off. That prompted the taco-obsessed suspect to follow another man at Pedro’s Tire Shop in the 3500 block of East Illinois Avenue, where he threatened a second man with a gun, saying he wanted tacos, according to the affidavit.

Things got worse from there, with shots fired, more carjacking, a struggle over the weapon and, finally, the arrival of the cops.

Canamar Garza was being held on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated kidnapping. He’s also facing an immigration hold by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, jail records show.

Surprise!