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kyotebue2 wrote:Acting Sec Def Esper(sp) contradicts Trump on using the US Military to "Dominate" protesters. He will be fired in 4 3 2...
Less than a year later, Mr Trump gave an interview with Playboy magazine that was positioned as a tease of a future in politics. He said wasn't impressed with the Soviet Union or former President Mikhail Gorbachev, who lost control of Russia because he didn't have a "firm enough hand".
When asked by Playboy writer Glenn Plaskin if he meant a "firm hand as in China", Mr Trump said the Chinese government almost blew it when students poured into Tiananmen Square.
"Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength," he said.
"That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak... as being spit on by the rest of the world."
In the same interview, Mr Trump predicted that Russia's president would be overthrown for showing extraordinary weakness that would lead to a violent revolution and destroy the Soviet Union.
In defending the comments during the 2016 presidential debates, Mr Trump drew more criticism for calling the Tiananmen Square protests "riots".
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