GOP strategist and fierce Donald Trump critic Rick Wilson did not take Friday off after witnessing the president proclaim he wanted to be respected in the same way as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, with Wilson writing at the Daily Beast that Trump's comments were "outrageous" -- and then some.
According to Wilson, after today he's done with Trump excusers giving Trump a pass for blurting whatever comes to mind because they state, "That’s just Trump being Trump.”
"After the last week, Trump is clearly a man who puts the dick in dictator," Wilson wrote. "He’s a fanboy of Putin, Kim, Duterte, and a dog’s breakfast of the worst examples of oppression, thuggery, and anti-Western values the globe has to offer."
"Why is today’s statement so much more outrageous, so much more egregious than any of a host of other Trumpian excesses, deviations from American values, sh*t-talking lunacy, and post-truth verbal dysentery?" Wilson continued. "Because this week, Trump's love of authoritarians, dictatorships and his actions and words came together. Donald Trump first went to the G-7 to wreck the proceedings with a combination of insult-comic schtick, diplomatic demolition derby, Putin cheerleading, and giant-toddler petulance."
"For the American president to normalize, excuse, and ally himself with the worst of the world's bad actors while insulting, degrading, and destroying our allies and alliances would be appalling in any circumstance," he continued. "The fact that Trump acts like a bumbling, eager fraternity pledge, desperate to join Phi Sigma Dictator makes it all the worse."
"Donald Trump's authoritarian impulses have never exactly been a state secret," Wilson recalled. "The entire Trump leadership oeuvre is a grotesque, bubbling slurry of reality TV star egomania and crap-tier nationalist nostrums that sound like Pat Buchanan and Lyndon LaRouche had a love child."
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