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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,702 posts)
Fri May 24, 2024, 03:05 AM May 24

Trump again praises authoritarian leaders at Bronx rally

Source: Washington Post

Trump again praises authoritarian leaders at Bronx rally

Trump said Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping and Viktor Orban were "at the top of their game, whether you like it or not."

By Praveena Somasundaram and Frances Vinall
May 24, 2024 at 1:20 a.m. EDT

Former president Donald Trump again invoked authoritarian leaders at a rally Thursday, a reminder of a vision he has been outlining for a potential second term.

Trump referenced Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- authoritarian foreign leaders he has praised numerous times before -- during the campaign stop in the South Bronx.

Seeking to contrast them with President Biden, Trump said the leaders were "at the top of their game, whether you like it or not." He also said that if he was elected for a second term, he would bring the United States to a position where "the world is going to respect us again."

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By Praveena Somasundaram
Praveena Somasundaram is a reporter on The Washington Post's General Assignment desk. She started at The Post as an intern in 2022 and has previously reported at the Dallas Morning News and the Charlotte Observer. Twitter

By Frances Vinall
Frances Vinall is a global breaking news reporter for The Washington Post who is based in Seoul.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/24/trump-rally-bronx-putin-kim-jong-un/



From the comments:

CPA01
5 minutes ago (Edited)

It's endlessly amusing how the Trump Disinformation Defense Squad went from claiming 25,000 people attended to just wholesale abandoning any defense of the rally size once the videos starting come out showing tiny crowds, with people streaming out early. I'd be surprised if even 750 people showed up given how the over head videos like this one (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/trump-bronx-park-says-better-for-black-latino-voters-biden/5439376/ See the 0:13-0:24 video time stamps) show low density and small crowds not to mention no panning by the drone operator because no one else is there.

I'm guessing that's more than 750 people.
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Trump again praises authoritarian leaders at Bronx rally (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves May 24 OP
TSF once again teaching his followers to simultaneously respect and fear authoritarian leaders 0rganism May 24 #1
Trump wants to be respected and feared. Irish_Dem May 24 #4
He is treating the election like pro wrestling. The Grand Illuminist May 24 #6
Yes. All entertainment in his reality TV show. Irish_Dem May 24 #7
login required to view vidieo nt msongs May 24 #2
Not for me. mahatmakanejeeves May 24 #5
Somehow, I don't believe the priorities of TSF are the priorities of no_hypocrisy May 24 #3
Baaaahahahaaaaaaa! Oh, there are some smallish enclaves in certain areas, but that's it electric_blue68 May 26 #21
"the world is going to respect us again." myohmy2 May 24 #8
I always thought there would be a point ilovegamers43 May 24 #9
Overhead view of Trump rally in the Bronx shows the crowd was much smaller than MAGA world is boasting about. LetMyPeopleVote May 24 #10
Donye is failing to induce hallucinations in his sheeple truthisfreedom May 24 #11
On this Suckers and Losers Memorial weekend. pecosbob May 24 #12
Good point. oasis May 27 #23
I had the misfortune of hearing some of it on MSNBC FarPoint May 24 #13
He still doesn't understand why it would be Russia. Arne May 24 #14
The only type of leaders that Trump praises ARE PatSeg May 24 #15
"at the top of their game" BobTheSubgenius May 24 #16
Mussolini and Hitler met their end while "on top of their game." perhaps you will too. Evolve Dammit May 24 #19
Red hot poker up your ass donald. twodogsbarking May 24 #17
The world will not respect the US under a Trump presidency. Baitball Blogger May 24 #18
EASY to be at the "top of your game" when your opponents are at the end of a barrel. oldsoftie May 25 #20
Hitler's ghost should sue Trump for plagiarism. LudwigPastorius May 26 #22

0rganism

(24,228 posts)
1. TSF once again teaching his followers to simultaneously respect and fear authoritarian leaders
Fri May 24, 2024, 03:57 AM
May 24

And he's running his grotesque roadshow in NYC. He's obviously not going to win the state, the city, or even the Bronx, so it's far more likely to be a convenient FU-from-within to all 3, and Democratic voters generally, to perform unearned victory laps for his base of diehard dipshits, looked like about 2000 of them at his event. His vengeance revivals also help him grab up even more airtime and news cycles which appears to please him greatly, and might be the only thing he truly loves.

If TSF gets his way, we won't recognize this nation in 5 years.

Irish_Dem

(52,320 posts)
4. Trump wants to be respected and feared.
Fri May 24, 2024, 05:03 AM
May 24

He wants to be adored, revered, and his opponents to be terrified.

myohmy2

(3,390 posts)
8. "the world is going to respect us again."
Fri May 24, 2024, 07:55 AM
May 24

....oooops

...the top magat wannbe left out a word

"the world is NOT going to respect us again."

...why do people even listen to his shit...?

...he's gotten so old and boring...

 

ilovegamers43

(86 posts)
9. I always thought there would be a point
Fri May 24, 2024, 08:18 AM
May 24

In America we would ask the other party to drop out at this point. There is no low or sanity point to have Republicans save themselves.

truthisfreedom

(23,232 posts)
11. Donye is failing to induce hallucinations in his sheeple
Fri May 24, 2024, 09:25 AM
May 24

He’s losing his touch. MT head Greene is suffering the same way. Nobody’s getting fooled anymore. They’ve simply lost interest in the old yarns. They’re telling ancient ghost stories around the campfire… the crowd is now wandering off and heading to bed as they lose interest since the jump scare moments have worn off. thunk can feel the apathy growing. His audience is falling asleep just like he did at his trial.

FarPoint

(12,916 posts)
13. I had the misfortune of hearing some of it on MSNBC
Fri May 24, 2024, 10:26 AM
May 24

I quickly changed the channel.... I just want to enjoy the spring/summer and fall but with such vile speeches by this gangster....I struggle to regain my center of composure...

I know Biden will win ....it's hard tor me and everyday Americans....imagine the strain on President Biden.... May the Gods be with President Biden.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,657 posts)
16. "at the top of their game"
Fri May 24, 2024, 12:26 PM
May 24

There are many leaders about whom that claim could be made. Pol Pot, Stalin, Mussolini, Ceaușescu, Pinochet, and, with due deference to Godwin, Hitler. All of these were once "at the top of their game," until they weren't.

Baitball Blogger

(47,208 posts)
18. The world will not respect the US under a Trump presidency.
Fri May 24, 2024, 04:10 PM
May 24

After all efforts of diplomacy end, I can see them organizing to fight us. They won't tolerate a second Hitler.

LudwigPastorius

(9,725 posts)
22. Hitler's ghost should sue Trump for plagiarism.
Sun May 26, 2024, 11:33 PM
May 26
Nationalism and Socialism had to be redefined and they had to be blended into one strong, new idea to carry new strength which would make Germany great again - A. Hitler


Feb. 24, 1940 St. Louis Star and Times
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