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Trump’s ‘Great Chemistry’ With Murderous Strongmen

The United States diminished itself by electing a man who so often winds up needlessly praising dictators.
Source: Reuters

Some of the criticism aimed at President Trump over the North Korea summit is unpersuasive to me. I think presidents ought to meet with abhorrent foreign leaders. I disagree with those who insist that such meetings should be avoided for fear of raising the prestige of the dictator in question. And while I wish our president would’ve prepared more, I hope time proves the meeting a huge success. If so, I’ll praise him for it.

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