Donald Trump, Who Now Praises Saddam Hussein, Once Called Him a “Madman”

Editor’s Note: Trump is the ultimate flip-flopper. Now that it is politically expedient to be a critic of the Iraq war, he is playing up his “anti-war” bonafides to win over Libertarians. The only true anti-war candidates in the US presidential race are the ones running under the Libertarian Party and the Green Party. Trump is a Zionist charlatan who cannot be trusted.


The Intercept

DONALD TRUMP praises Saddam Hussein these days. “He was a bad guy, really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good,” Trump said on Tuesday. Last fall, Trump said that the world would be “100 percent” better if Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar el-Qaddafi were still in power.

But you know when Trump was really angry at Saddam? Back in the early 1990s, when Trump — deep in debt and piling on loans in the midst of a recession — blamed the Iraqi leader for his business woes.

In August 1990, Trump couldn’t break even on his Taj Mahal casino hotel and the Trump Shuttle airline — but it wasn’t his fault. “Nobody projected that oil prices would go through the roof because of some madman in the Middle East,” Trump said, according to Newsday. “This just adds to and makes the recession worse.”

Trump owed his creditors $245 million for the Trump Shuttle, and he had missed a $1.1 million interest payment. The airline merged with another company in 1992.


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