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Thursday, October 22, 2020

He "fell in love" with Kim Jong Un, praises Vladimir Putin and calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a friend": President Donald Trump's flattery of autocrats has confounded US allies and raised questions about his regard for democratic norms.



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...Trump's attraction to power was on display long before he won the White House on a promise to "make America great again."

In a 1990 interview with Playboy magazine, the billionaire property developer declared that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who helped end the Cold War, had "not a firm enough hand" with pro-democracy demonstrators.

Three decades later, he continues to lavish praise on leaders who wield power ruthlessly while bashing longtime democratic allies such as Canada and Germany.

In a recording, the US president admitted he was fond of authoritarian leaders, telling journalist Bob Woodward the "tougher and meaner" they are, "the better I get along with them."...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-21 03:25 PM | Reply

Let's hope that 6 months from now, trump will be living with one of them.

#2 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2020-10-22 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Soft spot"? More like "------"

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-22 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He doesn't have a "soft spot"...he is one.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-10-23 08:05 AM | Reply

Dotard doesn't have a "soft spot" for authoritarian leaders, it's a "wet spot." Just look at the walk of shame photos and video from Helsinki, the orange blob had to check his "hair" for Putin's leavings before he walked out to the podium.

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-23 05:02 PM | Reply

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