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Sunday, March 04, 2018

The president of the United States continues to heap praise on the world's most reviled rulers.

The Chinese Communist Party's attempt to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely set off harsh criticism in China, as well as international opprobrium. But the power grab appears to have at least one fan: Donald Trump.




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Trump's fondness for authoritarians may have more to do with how power is wielded than those who exercise it. It just so happens that Western governments have, for the past seven decades, mostly adhered to a system of the rule of law, which empowers institutions rather than individuals.

Trump's apparent preference is for a system in which one individual, presumably him, wields that power.

Trump even said China's brutal crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 "shows you the power of strength," contrasting the Communist Party's action with the United States, which he said "is right now perceived as weak."

Trump made those comments in 1990. When asked about the remarks during the presidential debate in 2016, Trump defended himself and appeared to take the Chinese Communist Party's view of the events at Tiananmen. He dismissed the deadly military response as a "riot."


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Say, when's that War Parade, anyway?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-04 05:10 PM | Reply

Trump is obviously a genius, with a trophy Einstein wife.

He's got the party dems filling diapers and a klown kar for 2020.

Instead of creating liberal policies that Americans want, Corky's handlers are 'all in' on this.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-04 08:44 PM | Reply

When fools can't defend Trump they resort to petty name calling and insults. Sheeple should be embarrassed but he is too stupid to have figured that out. I would honestly be ashamed of a comment like that. Any attempt to defend the Chinese government's actions in Tianenment are sick be they by Trump or any of his idiotic defenders.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-05 06:34 AM | Reply


"Say, when's that War Parade, anyway?"

Ah yes, the "War Parade" ~ the ultimate symbol of a dictator's power, strength and virility. In other words, all the things Trump envies in others and covets for himself.

It's a little premature, of course. Trump hasn't abrogated the Constitution yet. But he can still get that little bit of euphoria from a practice run. Then there's always the praise, applause and adoration he'll get from his base who seem to think this "dictator" idea is one fine piece of work. Genius, actually.

Of course, Trump never does anything without some self-serving ulterior motive. Although a "War Parade" isn't exactly subliminal it's still a propaganda tool to alter the way Trump wants America to see itself. Through his eyes ~ and his eyes only of course. The eyes of someone who sees himself as the most glorious dictator of the most powerful country in the world.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-03-05 07:45 AM | Reply

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