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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, June 05, 2020

The scenes have been disturbingly familiar to CIA analysts accustomed to monitoring scenes of societal unraveling abroad -- the massing of protesters, the ensuing crackdowns and the awkwardly staged displays of strength by a leader determined to project authority.

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In my mind what makes members of the GOP cling so tightly to Trump is their fear that if in power the Dems use such tactics on them...

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2020-06-05 09:30 AM | Reply

It turns out that Trump's admiration and praise for dictators like Putin and Erdogan is a feature, not a bug.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-05 12:19 PM | Reply

HT to BruceBanner:

Trump's praise for China over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests

In 1990, President Donald Trump (then a real estate magnate and private citizen) praised China for showing the "power of strength" via its notorious, bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square the year prior.

www.businessinsider.com

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-05 12:24 PM | Reply

Thanks for that post Gal, I didn't know that about him before. Explains much about him, have to wonder why Hillary Clinton didn't use that information against him in 2016, I would publicize the hell out of it today and every day until the election.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-06-05 04:05 PM | Reply

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