Donald Trump had words of praise for "bad guy" Saddam Hussein in a speech at his North Carolina rally on Tuesday night. Turns out Hussein wasn't bad at quite everything, according to the Donald.

He was a bad guy—really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn't read them the rights. They didn't talk. They were terrorists. Over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism.

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Oh man, Hussein sure did kill himself some terrorists. He killed them so good. One hundred percent dead, no room for doubt. You know what else kills terrorists probably? Heart attacks, cancer, and choking to death during lunch. Those things definitely don't read their victims their rights, either. Good—rights are for pussies! More like "wrongs," if you ask Donald.

This isn't the first time Trump's opened the "Actually, Hitler had some good ideas" playbook (surprise!). Hillary Clinton's senior policy advisor issued a statement, which according to People, called out the presidential hopeful on his previous forays into "let's praise a dictator" territory, saying Trump's "praise for brutal strongmen seemingly knows no bounds." The statement continues:

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