JRL NEWSWATCH: “Despite ‘thug hugs,’ Trump is tougher on despots than Obama” – New York Post/ Marc Thiessen

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“During a single visit to Asia … Trump embraced not one, not two, but three dictators. He became the first American president to set foot in North Korea, where he praised his ‘great friendship’ with North Korea’s despotic leader, Kim Jong Un; he held another cringe-worthy press availability with … Putin, where Trump joked about Russia’s electoral interference; … he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling him ‘one of the great leaders in 200 years.’ … he said that he would be willing to meet Iran’s leaders with ‘no preconditions.’ … [Yet] unlike Obama, Trump is taking a hard line with North Korea, Russia, China and Iran. … what he does matters a lot more than what he says. Obama did not simply embrace anti-American tyrants; he showered them with cash and diplomatic concessions. …”

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