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A Warlord Rises in Libya

And Trump is praising him.

  • Kathy Gilsinan
  • The Atlantic

A warlord’s forces swept across a fractured country and fought the internationally recognized government to a stalemate outside the capital city, and another Arab nation suddenly faced the specter of military rule.

And in a recent, ambiguous statement issued after a phone call with the man in charge of that offensive, President Donald Trump seemed to signal he would be fine with that.

Trump has repeatedly expressed support for authoritarian rulers across the…

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