Trump Back to Admiring Tyrants
Loving and defending Vladimir Putin became awkward for Donald Trump when the allegations of Russian election interference picked up steam. Praising the leadership of Kim Jong-un became ridiculous when Kim started openly mocking the U.S. and promising to nuke Guam. Frankly, Trump, always a gushing admirer of political strong men and thugs, was running out of killers to praise.
Thankfully, humanity’s anti-civilization impulse remains as untamed as ever, and is forever coughing up new tyrants for Trump to befriend. Thus today, as the rational portion of the rest of the world is expressing increasing concern over the subversion of Turkey’s modernization process by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump is out there heaping his special brand of brotherly love on his fellow personality cult leader.
Trump said Erdogan “is becoming a friend of mine.” U.S. and Turkey “right now as close as we’ve ever been” thanks to personal relationship. pic.twitter.com/i61NQD3yK9
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 21, 2017
Trump on “great honor” of greeting Turkey’s Erdogan in NY: “he’s involved very, very strongly, and frankly he’s getting high marks.”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 21, 2017
The final comment on this by The Right Scoop: “Ugh. I don’t know what to say anymore. I just don’t.”
Yes you do, Scoop. It’s just painful to have to say it. But say it anyway. You’ll feel a lot better, deep in your soul.