Vice President Joe Biden says Donald Trump “would have loved Stalin.”
Biden made the remark in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, at a rally for Democrat Hillary Clinton. He noted that the Republican presidential nominee has voiced praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
If Trump likes them, “He would have loved” Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union until his death in 1953.
Scholars estimate that under Stalin, more than 1 million people were executed in political purges and millions more died as a result of harsh labor and cruel treatment in the vast gulag prison camp system, mass starvation in Ukraine and southern Russia, and deportations of ethnic minorities.
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