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Professor Musgrave quoted about President Trump

Paul Musgrave, political science, says President Donald J. Trump’s perceptions of how the temporary ceasefire in Syria is succeeding, based on the word of the Turkish president, is revealing. “This all seems to result from Trump’s somewhat bizarre but persistent belief that you can only trust the word of other strongmen – from China’s Xi Jinping to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Russia’s Vladimir Putin,” Musgrave says. “I’m not sure I can easily think of other times when this sort of personal trust in authoritarian leaders has so dictated U.S. presidents’ approaches.” (Vox, 10/18/19)

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