Jonathan Weiler

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Professor of Global Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and co-author of Authoritarianism & Polarization in American Politics

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Donald Trump admires Vladimir Putin for what he calls "strong leadership" — especially compared to Barack Obama.

The America presidential nominee and the Russian strongman

Donald Trump admires Vladimir Putin for what he calls "strong leadership" — especially compared to Barack Obama.

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