The Emergency Committee for Israel has put out a new ad slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for “kissing up to dictators.”
The ad starts with a freeze-shot of Trump wearing his famous “Make America Great Again” hat, except the hat says “Trump Loves Dictators” instead.
Next, clips play of Trump saying that he “100 percent” agrees the world would be better off with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in power, defending the idea of Bashar al-Assad remaining in power in Syria because he would beat the alternative, and suggesting Vladimir Putin-led Russia “can be a positive force and an ally.”
“How can Trump make America great when he’s kissing up to anti-American dictators?” the ad asks.
In an appearance on Morning Joe in December, Trump sounded elated at Putin calling him “bright and talented.”
“When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” Trump said.