On Trump's penchant for strongmen

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CORRECTS ID TO VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN XUAN PHUC - U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

For dictators Trump has a sweet spot;

He likes Putin and Xi  quite a lot.

Erdogan and Al-Sisi

Were buddies in D.C.

Now Duterte's been given a shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Either that, or fifth column plutocrats. Note, all the sudden, that Mr. I Don't Pay Taxes and That's Smart says that the current bills don't give the rich enough of a tax break, and he appointed a person with connections to the drug industry to dismantle HHS.

    To get back to a previous discussion, I don't think the Senate bill, as portrayed, is tax reform.

  • Perfect!

    I still can't believe he's our President.

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