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Media to Trump: Don’t Cozy Up to Dictators–Unless They’re the Right Dictators


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Media to Trump: Don’t Cozy Up to Dictators–Unless They’re the Right Dictators

Adam Johnson

After a series of friendly gestures by President Donald Trump toward Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over the past few months, US media have recoiled with disgust at the open embrace of governments that ostensibly had heretofore been beyond the pale.