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Former President Barack Obama ripped into President Donald Trump, suggesting he is a “two-bit dictator” during a last-minute campaign rally for his former vice president, Joe Biden.
On Monday during a rally for Biden in Miami, Obama claimed President Trump “says he might declare victory before all the votes are counted tomorrow… that’s something a two-bit dictator does.”
In addition, Obama claimed that over the past four years, President Trump has been “coddling dictators” as he compared him to other authoritarian leaders around the world, the Post Millennial reported.
“If you believe in democracy, you want every vote counted,” Obama added.
The 44th president’s comparison of President Trump to dictators resurrects a Democrat talking point crafted during his early engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
In an October 2018 interview with CBS “This Morning,” Biden said President Trump may “know what he’s doing” while claiming he “coddles” dictators.
He said either Trump “doesn’t know what he’s doing or he has an absolutely convoluted notion” of American leadership in the world.
In fact, according to national security and foreign policy experts, it’s Biden who never got it right in terms of policy.
In 2014, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served during Republican and Democratic administrations, wrote of Biden in a new book, “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Quin Hillyer, writing at the Washington Examiner in August, went further:
Biden was wrong on the Reagan doctrine, wrong on the 1980s defense buildup, wrong on the Strategic Defense Initiative. He was wrong to oppose the first Gulf War, when a U.S.-led coalition deftly kicked Saddam Hussein’s troops out of Kuwait. Under President Barack Obama, Biden was wrong to advise against the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. And when President Trump ordered the successful and helpful killing of Iran’s terrorist-supporting Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Biden opposed that, too.
As for Obama, he could credibly be accused of ‘coddling’ the dictatorial Iranian regime for his pursuit at any cost of a ‘nuclear deal’ critics, including the Israelis, believed only empowered Tehran.
One particularly alarming aspect of the nuclear deal involved the payment of billions to the Iranian regime, which President Trump noted during an address to the nation in January following the strike against Soleimani.
“Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013 and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash. … Then, Iran went on a terror spree, funded by the money from the deal and created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq,” the president said. “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration.”
In addition, Obama’s administration spied on American citizens, according to former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as U.S. journalists, which is something that dictatorial leaders often do.
Obama’s Justice Department and FBI also spied on members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to a torrent of witnesses and declassified documents.
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