March 4, 2018

Trump praises China's leader, adding that maybe some day America will have a president for life

Independent, UK -   Donald Trump has heaped praise on the Chinese president’s apparent moves to maintain his grip on power indefinitely, and contemplated whether America might follow suit.

The US president applauded Xi Jinping’s bid to usher China back into an era of a one man dictatorship - hailing the world leader as “great” and praising the fact he now holds office “for life”.

“He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great,” Mr Trump reportedly told Republican donors at a fundraising event at his Mar-a-Lago estate where he hosted Mr Xi last April.

“And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day,” the US president added, according to CNN which obtained a recording of what it described as an upbeat, jokey speech.


greg gerritt said...

When the presiddnt of the US taliks about dictatorship, even as a joke, we are country lost in space.

MAMADOC said...

Not such a bad idea as long as there is a periodic review of the executive's performance allowing for a withdrawal of the mandate to be followed by a trial ascertaining guilt of failure to comply with inveted public trust. Capital punishment to follow for the failure to do what was posssible and required under specific circumstances. That was Simone Weil's recommendation for a constitution for the French Republic after Second World War would be over... An intereting piece of writing!!