In Iowa speech, Trump praises foreign dictators’ strength, slams ‘weak’ Biden – By Samuel Benson (Deseret News) / Nov 18, 2023
The former president spoke favorably of China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, while claiming he’s the candidate who will ‘prevent World War III’
Just days after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a historic visit to the U.S., former president Donald Trump heaped praise on him, calling him “a great guy.”
During a campaign rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Trump called Xi “fierce” and “smart,” contrasting him with President Joe Biden, who Trump called “weak” and “a very stupid person.” Biden said the Chinese president is a “dictator” after meeting with him in California this week.
“Now, the press doesn’t like it when I say good things about (Xi),” Trump told a crowd of about 1,400 people in a high school gymnasium. “What can I say? He runs 1.4 billion people with an iron hand.”