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DNC Chair Compares Trump to Castro, Kim, and Putin

"I mean he, Putin, Kim, Castro, what they all have in common..."

By NTK Staff | 02.24.2019 @11:09am

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez compared President Trump to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview with Fox News on Sunday.

Fox News’ Chris Wallace and Perez were discussing how the Democratic Party has been moved further to left in recent years and whether it was becoming a socialist party as President Trump suggested when Perez made the comparison.

“The whole interesting thing about the continued use of the word socialism is that repressive socialist regimes, two of their most frequent qualities are: number one, they go after the press. They try to undermine the press. And number two, they have endemic corruption,” Perez said. “I find it very ironic when you hear this president using the word socialist all the time. I mean, he, Putin, Kim, Castro, what they all have in common is they were doing so many of the same things. You shouldn’t be attacking the press the way this president does. It’s unprecedented.

Wallace interrupted Perez and asked him to clarify if he was putting Trump in the same class as Putin, Kim, and Castro.

“I’m just saying authoritarian, socialist regimes undermine the media. That is wrong. You shouldn’t do that ,period. No footnotes,” Perez said. “Authoritarian, socialist regimes have endemic corruption.”

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