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Fri May 24, 2024, 03:05 AM May 24

Trump again praises authoritarian leaders at Bronx rally [View all]

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."


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:

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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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
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