Statement From Jake Sullivan On Donald Trump’s Praise For Saddam Hussein


In a speech on Tuesday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his effectiveness at “killing terrorists.” His comment has been criticized by a number of people for his poor choice in comparison. Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a statement today condemning the comment. The statement is from Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan and can be read below:

“Donald Trump’s praise for brutal strongmen seemingly knows no bounds. He has applauded the strength China showed in the Tiananmen Square massacre, offered admiration for Kim Jong Un’s murderous consolidation of power in North Korea, and consistently lavished praise on Vladimir Putin. Tonight, Trump yet again lauded Saddam Hussein as a great killer of terrorists, noting with approval that he never bothered to read anyone their rights. In reality, Hussein’s regime was a sponsor of terrorism – one that paid families of suicide bombers who attacked Israelis, among other crimes. Trump’s cavalier compliments for brutal dictators, and the twisted lessons he seems to have learned from their history, again demonstrate how dangerous he would be as Commander-in-Chief and how unworthy he is of the office he seeks.”

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News Source: CNN