Trump praises himself for getting along great with dictators in new tape from Bob Woodward book
Vote for me, I get along great with dictators.
President Trump praised himself for his chummy ties with foreign dictators in a new audio recording released Monday by journalist Bob Woodward from his forthcoming bombshell new book.
“The tougher and mean they are, the better I get along with them,” Trump admits to Woodward in an interview. “Maybe it’s not a bad thing.”
Trump said he has no problem playing diplomatic footsie with the likes of Turkey strongman Tayyip Recep Erdogan.
“I get along great with (Erdogan) even though you’re not supposed to because everyone says, ‘What a horrible guy,’” Trump mused.
Trump has infamously cozied up to a rogue’s gallery of the world’s worst human rights abusers, like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian premier Vladimir Putin.
He seemed oblivious to the irony in his remarks to Woodward in which he also candidly conceded failing to bolster crucial relationships with America’s longtime allies in Europe, Asia and Canada.
Trump called those key allies “the ones I don’t like so much.”
Woodward released the new clip in an appearance on NBC Today show as his instant bestseller “Rage” hits shelves.