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Trump's fondness for dictators and strongmen is more than just unsettling

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One of the #Resistance's favorite conspiracy theories is that Donald Trump is so warm to Russian President Vladimir Putin because Putin has kompromat on Trump, such as a "pee tape." There's a far simpler explanation, though, for Trump's nice words and fond feelings towards Putin: Trump likes and admires dictatorial strongmen.

Trump showed that oppressor-love again Wednesday night when he was asked about North Korea's Kim Jong Un, who runs his country as a concentration camp, who murders his rivals (including relatives), and who regularly threatens peaceful countries with nuclear war. Isn't he a "killer" who conducts political "executions," Fox News host Bret Baier asked?

“Yeah, but so have a lot of other people ... done some really bad things,” Trump responded, defending the head of the world's most oppressive tyranny today.

But it was far worse. Trump just before that explained, "he's a tough guy. He took over a tough country." Trump then, it seems, justified Kim's tendency to have people murdered on the grounds that that was necessary in order for........

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