Donald Trump’s Infatuation With Strongmen All Over The World And His Presidency
Over the last week, during the Commander-In-Chief forum, Donald Trump made it very clear that he would respond to favoritism given to him from leaders such as that from Russia’s strongman president Vladimir Putin.
“If [Putin] says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him.”
Much coverage about Donald Trump and his admiration of strongmen has been over his infatuation with Vladimir Putin. Outside of this, Donald Trump’s interest with strongmen dictators has also been thoroughly discussed and given the way he’s run his campaign — like a strongman — he’s likely to be very much like other strongmen presidents and dictators all over the world, should he be elected as the next president of the United States.
The main characteristic that these strongmen share across the world is how they tend to take out their aggression, or get even with people who are against them.
For instance, while the infrastructure is there to recover should Donald Trump decide to turn the world into his bounce-house, he would still specifically discipline groups and organizations in one way or another, as he’s known to try and sue people for small things as a threat.
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Currently the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, as put in an article by Inquisitr, has punished a entire town for embarrassing him, by chasing him out of it over a week ago.
It’s been reported that he has cut off the town’s food supply, during a food crisis where many in Venezuela are starving.
Obviously Turkey’s President Erdoğan has initiated a massive crack-down in his citizens after a coup attempt he claims was done by the United States and Fethullah Gülen who lives in America. When the deputy prime minister of Turkey was asked on the PBS NewsHour if he believed the U.S. initiated the coup attempt, he quickly said that it was the president’s supporters in Turkey who had brought that up.
One can only imagine that a President Donald Trump as would have his Alt-Right supporters become the show of force in the United States to operate under the suggestions that there is a liberal conspiracy against them, much like it is for Erdoğan supporters in Turkey.
Syrian President Assad has also not forgotten when there were uprisings against him and he retaliated against his own people with genocide and massacres, even dropping napalm and chemical explosives from helicopters, creating a large humanitarian crisis.
Not to say that Donald Trump would do that in the United States, but that he would never forget. Which is similar to how he’s let editors from a satirical paper 30-years ago know, that he’s never forgotten their insult.
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According to an article by CNN Money, Donald Trump has never forgotten the insult by Grayden Carter who called him a “small-fingered vulgarian” when he was the editor for Spy Magazine, because now as editor for Vanity Fair as recent as 2015, Donald Trump has continued to remind him of the comment.
“To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump,” Carter wrote last November. ‘There is always a photo of him — generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby. Carter said he received a ‘See, not so short!’ message from Trump as recently as early 2015.'”
One can also see the same kind of people that Donald Trump has influenced with Britain’s Boris Johnson, or the Philippine’s Duterte who called President Obama “son of a whore” when he was told that he would be confronted about his human rights abuses against suspected drug dealers, where he’s had over 2,000 killed.
The brutish strongman is certainly a “thing” in nations that have have prevented civility from flourishing among the people. Electing a Donald Trump as America’s strongman would only bring America back down to that level.
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