Donald ‘Bunker Boy’ Trump in a 1990 interview:
When the now-Republican presidential frontrunner was asked his impression of the Soviet Union, the then-43-year-old replied:
“I was very unimpressed… Russia is out of control and the leadership knows it. That’s my problem with Gorbachev. Not a firm enough hand.”
He was asked whether he meant a “firm hand as in China?”, to which Trump replied:
“When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. 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.”
Trump has been a dictator wanna be since the 1990s. And he wasn’t smart enough to hide it. He definitely isn’t hiding it today. People weren’t paying attention in 2016, hopefully they are paying attention now.