Donald Trump is the same Republican presidential candidate who promised on many occasions to “go after” the family of terrorists here in America, their constitutional rights be damned. He has not specified exactly what he would do to these family members, but he hasn’t ruled out killing them simply because they are related to a terrorist. When asked what he would do with these family members, Trump has said, “I will be very very hard on them.”
With that in mind, and the fact that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recently paid Trump a compliment, is it any surprise that Donald Trump sees nothing wrong with Putin killing political opponents and journalists who disagree with him?
In a telephone interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, Trump was asked about Putin’s compliment and whether the fact that Putin kills people is worrisome. And, as expected, the new leader of the Republican party saw nothing wrong with that!
Brzezinski: Do you like Vladimir Putin’s comments about you?
Trump: Sure. When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.
Scarborough: Well, I mean, also, it’s a person that kills journalists, political opponents, and invades countries. Obviously, that would be a concern, would it not?
Trump: He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader, you know, unlike what we have in this country.
Scarborough: Yeah. But, again, he kills journalists that don’t agree with him.
Trump: Well, I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe, you know.
Scarborough: What do you mean by that?
Trump: There’s a lot of stupidity going on in the world right now, Joe. A lot of killing going on. A lot of stupidity. And that’s the way it is. But you didn’t ask me the question. You asked me a different question. So that’s fine.