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Trump thought China’s tank crackdown in Tiananmen Square showed ‘the power of strength’

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President Donald Trump once admired the “strength” China showed by brutally cracking down on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

Students led demonstrations for weeks in spring of 1989, before the Chinese government sent in tanks and troops to end the protests — killing hundreds, if not thousands — but Trump expressed admiration of the crackdown a year later, while conceding their brutality, reported Business Insider.

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“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it,” Trump told Playboy in a 1990 interview. “Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.”

“That shows you the power of strength,” the future U.S. president continued. “Our country is right now perceived as weak … as being spit on by the rest of the world.”

His comments surfaced again after 30th anniversary of the June 4 massacre passed, and they were revived again as tanks rolled into Washington, D.C., to take part in Trump’s planned military parade on the Fourth of July.

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Rick Perry tells Trump he’s resigning shortly after he gets caught up in Ukraine scandal

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally announced his resignation after teasing that he would be leaving the administration for a while.

Perry has been caught up President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal. Namely, Perry revealed that the president directed him to discuss all Ukraine issues with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

At least one piece of the scandal deals with former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) as well as other officials that deal with energy issues in Texas.

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Even Republicans are ‘shell shocked’ and realize Trump is ‘not in control of himself’: CNN reporter

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CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel said on Thursday that one of her Republican sources tells her that many lawmakers within the party were in a state of shock after President Donald Trump had a meltdown during a White House meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

During an interview with host Brooke Baldwin, Gangel described a real sense of horror among some GOP lawmakers who witnessed the president throwing a tantrum at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

"We've spoken to a Republican source who was in the room and I'm told that they were alarmed at his demeanor," she said. "Everyone left completely shaken, shell shocked. He is not in control of himself. It is all yelling and screaming."

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The Kurds have already rejected Trump’s ceasefire deal: Fox News reporter

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The military alliance defending ethnic Kurds in northern Syria has already rejected a purported "ceasefire" agreement being touted by President Donald Trump.

According to Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst, the Syrian Democratic Forces are "rejecting the ceasefire" because it "achieves Turkey’s original goal of moving Kurds from the border and having them give up heavy weapons."

Yingst went on to say that Trump's deal with the Turkish government would essentially force the Kurds to give up territory that has for years been their home.

Not surprising that the SDF is rejecting the ceasefire.

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