Someone needs to remind Donald Trump that killing your political opponents is not normal

Donald Trump recently defended Russian president Vladimir Putin, suggesting that Putin’s ongoing murder of political opponents and journalists is somehow a normal thing that every leader does, even American presidents.

No, Mr. Trump, it’s not normal. It’s not something every leader does. And it most certainly is not what American presidents do.

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