Oh, well. That sure didn’t take long. He even gave Hillary a chance to change the subject. CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond has the Clinton response:
The Clinton campaign jumped on the remarks, with senior campaign adviser Jake Sullivan saying “Trump’s praise for brutal strong men seemingly knows no bounds.”
“Trump yet again lauded Saddam Hussein as a great killer of terrorists, noting with approval that he never bothered to read anyone their rights,” Sullivan said in a statement, after noting Trump has also praised North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and Russia’s 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,” he said. “Trump’s cavalier compliments for brutal dictators, and the twisted lessons he seems to have learned from their history, again demonstrate how dangerous he would be as commander-in-chief and how unworthy he is of the office he seeks.”
Any #NeverTrump advocate could cut-and-paste Sullivan’s statement as their own. The point is that Trump couldn’t get through the day without stepping in it. How can any American president with a man-crush on the world’s most brutal dictators possibly make America great again?