One of Trump’s Most Loyal Fox News Talking Heads Just Broke With Him Over His Admiration for China

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It takes a lot for Fox News’ late-night personalities to get critical of the president — host Sean Hannity is so obsequious that President Donald Trump reportedly makes fun of him — but he’s taking heat from host Laura Ingraham, who didn’t love Trump’s tweet about his “unlimited” respect for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“My respect and friendship with President Xi is unlimited but, as I have told him many times before, this must be a great deal for the United States or it just doesn’t make any sense,” Trump wrote.

The administration is currently locked in the opening stages of a trade war with China over tariffs that the president has imposed on Chinese goods.

But Ingraham didn’t think Trump’s light fawning over Xi was warranted. She asked why he has “‘unlimited respect’ for a president who locks up a million plus dissidents.” Ingraham also noted that Xi “oversees a brutal assault on freedom 24/7.”

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Freedom House, the nonpartisan government watchdog founded in 1941, currently ranks the freedom of China as an 11 on a scale of 100. The organization notes “China’s authoritarian regime has become increasingly repressive in recent years.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Trump has expressed admiration for controversial leaders or even outright dictators. Even before he entered the Oval Office, he was praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, once tweeting, “I always knew he was very smart!”

And over the past few years, Trump has moved to fawning over North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. In late 2018, Trump told a crowd at a rally that he and Kim “fell in love” and that the dictator “wrote me beautiful letters.” He sided with the Saudis when the nation murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that earned a bit of rebuke from Republicans.

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Donald Trump has “Brutality Envy”.

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Donald Trump has “Brutality Envy”?

Michael
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Make way for the excuse squad stampede…

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Trump know how to negotiate and Laura Ingraham does not! Nothing is more important in China than “saving face” and that is something Trump obviously understands. This is coming from someone that had Chinese cultural training before living there for two years. Laura knows not of what she speaks in this case.

Brad
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Anyone ever heard….”Love your enemies”? How about…..”You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar”? I think the President is dumb like a fox. He intimidates when he feels he has to and in order to achieve favorable results for our country if he has to say Putin is smart……so what? Besides Putin probably is smart…..he wound up President somehow…same as the rest of them including Xi and Kim Jong Un. How else do these evil people stay in power…..because they’re stupid?

Otis
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It’s politics. One catches more flies with honey (even BS) than with salt.

Tom Bodine
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So what ?

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