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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:47 AM

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Trump said China showed 'the power of strength' when talking about the Tiananmen Square massacre in a 1990 Playboy interview

John Haltiwanger Jun. 4, 2019, 11:03 AM

President Donald Trump in 1990 said China had showed the "power of strength" when its troops massacred hundreds, possibly thousands, of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square the year before.

The Tiananmen Square massacre was 30 years ago today, on June 4, 1989.

Trump in a March 1990 Playboy interview said, "When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength."

Trump went on to say, "That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak...as being spit on by the rest of the world."

As president, Trump has frequently expressed admiration for authoritarian leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, among others.


Back in March 1990 many years before he became president Donald Trump expressed admiration for the Chinese government's "vicious" crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square the year prior.

At the time, Trump was being interviewed by Playboy magazine on his life in the fast lane as a real estate mogul and was asked about a trip he'd taken to Moscow a few years before.

Trump said he'd been "very unimpressed" with the Soviet Union.

"Their system is a disaster," Trump said. "What you will see there soon is a revolution; the signs are all there with the demonstrations and picketing. Russia is out of control and the leadership knows it. That's my problem with [former Soviet President Mikhail] Gorbachev. Not a firm enough hand."

The future US president was then asked if he meant "firm hand as in China."

"When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength," Trump replied. "That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak...as being spit on by the rest of the world."

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bdamomma Jul 3 #2
raccoon Jul 3 #3
Stuart G Jul 3 #4
Cracklin Charlie Jul 3 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:52 AM

1. Trump loves viciousness.

Unless someone criticizes him personally....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:54 AM

2. he is vengeful jerk.

he can fuck off. I believe power in numbers. We have that we need to utilize that.


Trump went on to say, "That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak...as being spit on by the rest of the world."


He is making us "weak" and he should be spit on. He is truly a menace to society and delusional.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:00 AM

3. We should start taking bets on when he's going to praise Adolf Hitler. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:11 AM

4. Thanks for posting this. It says a whole lot about Mr. Trump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:26 AM

5. You know what, Donnie?

Eff. You.

Just move to one of those places. Now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:31 AM

6. It's not surprising that a malignant narcissist

would want to be a dictator. That he admires them is a given.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:37 AM

7. We can thank our courageous corporate media for vetting this monster so thoroughly in 2016

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:42 AM

8. Ironic how weak we appear since he's slithered into power

Nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 11:41 AM

9. He is well and truly out of his fucking mind. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 12:41 PM

10. How revealing.

I'll bet he would have loved Stalin's "firm hand" that killed and sent to forced labor camps millions of Russians.

Excess mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin

This kind of background information on Dump's despotic character should have been dug up and exposed well BEFORE the 2016 election campaign. I'll bet there's more than a single Playboy interview.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 02:24 PM

11. He's a fucking psychopath!

I have no doubt that he would order the massacre of millions of innocent civilians if he could get away with it. Even for something as simple as "not liking him". I really believe that.

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