Donald Trump today boasted that he’s become “friendly” with dictators.
And he said “sadly” he is unable to sell them weapons, because their countries are “not that friendly”.
The US President, who is Commander in Chief of the US armed forces, told a rally in Lansing, Michigan: “I’ve become friendly with many of the Presidents and Prime Ministers, Kings and Queens…dictators, I must tell you, dictators.
“But I’ve become friendly with a lot of them and they say two things: ‘It’s incredible what you’ve done for the economy.’ They always say that.
“They always say it no matter what.
“They say we have done the most incredible job. And they always start off by congratulating me.
“The next question is they want to buy our military equipment, because we make the best weapons anywhere in the world.”
He went on: “And sadly, many of these nations who are not that friendly, we have to say no. Does that make sense?”
In a speech earlier in the day, former President Barack Obama said Trump was incapable of standing up to dictators.
Our current president, he whines that ‘60 Minutes’ is too tough,” Obama joked.
“You think he’s gonna stand up to dictators? He thinks Lesley Stahl is a bully.”
He went on: “Just yesterday he said that Putin of Russian, Xi of China and Kim Jong Un of North Korea want him to win.
“We know. We know because you’ve been giving them whatever they want for the last four years. Of course they want you to win. That’s not a good thing.
“You shouldn’t brag about some of our greatest adversaries think they’d be better off with you in office. Of course they do.”
He added: “What does that say about you? Think about that. Why are you bragging about that? Come on.”