Trump Under Fire From GOP and Dems for Saddam Praise

Donald Trump on Tuesday came under fire from many Republicans, as well as Democrats, for once again complimenting former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

“He was a bad guy; really bad guy, but you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read them the rights. They didn’t talk. They were terrorists. It was over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism,” the apparent Republican presidential nominee said during a speech in Raleigh, N.C.

Politico reported that the Hillary Clinton campaign wasted no time in responding to the billionaire businessman’s comment. The Democratic candidate’s foreign-policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, said in a written statement: “Donald Trump’s praise for brutal strongmen seemingly knows no bounds. He has applauded the strength China showed in the Tiananmen Square massacre, offered admiration for Kim Jong Un’s murderous consolidation of power in North Korea, and consistently lavished praise on Vladimir Putin. … In reality, Hussein’s regime was a sponsor of terrorism – one that paid families of suicide bombers who attacked Israelis, among other crimes.”

Politico noted that Trump claims to have opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, when the administration of President George W. Bush falsely accused Hussein of possessing “weapons of mass destruction.” However, when talk-show host Howard Stern asked the billionaire businessman in September 2002 whether he supported the invasion, he replied: “Yeah, I guess so.”

Source: Politico
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