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Trump Compliments Saddam Hussein's Treatment Of Terrorists … Again

At his North Carolina rally Tuesday, Donald Trump commended Saddam Hussein for being good at killing terrorists.
Posted at 9:06 AM, Jul 06, 2016

Donald Trump has once again commended former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his violent handling of terrorists.

"He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists," Trump said

At at North Carolina rally Tuesday, Trump also dubbed Iraq the "Harvard for terrorism," due in part to the U.S.' invasion of Iraq over a decade ago.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was quick to condemn Trump's opinion of Saddam. 

"He was one of the 20th century's most evil people. He was up there. And he committed mass genocide," Ryan said

But Trump's views on Saddam — and other dictators removed from power — have hardly changed during his campaign.

"What about the human rights abuses?" CNN's Jake Tapper asked. 

"Right now, they're far worse than they ever were under Saddam Hussein or Gadhafi," Trump said. 

This video includes clips from CNNFox News and U.S. Department of Defense, and images from Getty Images.