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Speaking at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday evening, Trump praised what he said was Hussein’s innate ability to kill terrorists “so good.” While it’s not the first time he’s mentioned the former leader, this time Trump elaborated that he appreciated Hussein’s authoritarian take on civil liberties.
“You know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Trump said. “They didn’t read them the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over.”
Trump went on to call Iraq the “Harvard for terrorism,” to scattered laughter.
Trump has never been one to shy away from a fist bump for authoritarian rulers. In January he said North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un should be given “credit” for taking over and killing his rivals.
Trump first heaped such praise on Hussein during a press conference in February. During both mentions, Trump began by labeling him “a bad guy” before using the ruler’s actions to explain his own bold campaign claims to “fight fire with fire.”
In the Vanity Fair article, Ivana Trump told a friend that her husband's cousin, John Walter "clicks his heels and says, 'Heil Hitler," when visiting Trump's office.
So now Trump is praising authoritarians for violating civil rights? This is a clear sign of what a Trump Presidency would look like. The man idolizes despots for crying out
originally posted by: DupontDeux
He does not "idolize" the man. Come on. Singling out characteristics and mentioning them in a positive way is pretty far from idolizing the man. You do not have to see every aspect of a person as bad to dislike him or her. That is just a silly notion.
I am pretty sure no civil rights were violated by Saddam. Because, you know .. dictators tend to award the people very few rights. He likely acted within the laws he himself had made. I know what you mean though, and I agree, but Trump's point, I am sure, was that the current administration lies in the other extreme.
So now Trump is praising authoritarians for violating civil rights? This is a clear sign of what a Trump Presidency would look like.
This very thing was done by the Bush Presidency.