What is with Trump’s obsession with tyrants and despots?

171l67Paul Ryan had a profound statement the other day.  He said that if he had to stop and comment on every ridiculous comment made by Trump’s campaign, he would not have time for anything else.  As a person who tries to keep on top of the goings on with the campaigns, I do have to agree.  Trump certainly produces a lot of hot air (among other things).  If I was a political pundit, I would be thanking my lucky stars for a candidate like Trump.

While this all is fun an games, however, there has been a theme in some of Trumps off the wall comments.  Trump does like to say things about tyrants and despots.  For example, his most recent statement about Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? 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 a terrorist, it was over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism.

We cannot let them get away with what they’re doing right now terrorizing the world. We’re going to be so strong, we’re going to be so tough, we’re going to be so vicious, and we’re going to knock them for a loop,

He had similar statements concerning the Chinese government and how they handled Tiananmen Square.

When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak… as being spit on by the rest of the world.

He does seem to hold North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in high esteem.

You’ve got to give him credit. How many young guys (he was like 26 or 25 when his father died) take over these tough generals, and all of a sudden… he goes in, he takes over, he’s the boss.

It’s incredible. He wiped out the uncle, he wiped out this one, that one. This guy doesn’t play games.

It seems like Trump likes people with power.  The problem here, the examples that he holds in esteem are people who are tyrants; people with power that use it to subjugate others.  These are people whose values are not American and certainly not pro-liberty.  Does this mean that Trump wants to be like them?

If so, do we really want someone like him to be president?

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