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Watch Donald Trump Call Egypt's President A "Fantastic Guy"

"He took control of Egypt," Trump said to Lou Dobbs. "And he really took control."

Posted on September 22, 2016, at 9:55 p.m. ET

Republican candidate Donald Trump on Thursday kind of sort of definitely praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for staging a coup.

Trump and Sisi met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday — Sisi was the only world leader Trump met with that day.
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Trump and Sisi met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday — Sisi was the only world leader Trump met with that day.

While speaking with Fox Business's Lou Dobbs, Trump said: "He's a fantastic guy. He took control of Egypt. And he really took control of Egypt."

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Now if you — like Trump — appear to be immune to irony, that is — in fact — a very ironic thing to say.

You see, whether Trump knows it or not, Sisi literally took control of Egypt, in the form of a coup d'etat in 2013. He was appointed head of the junta before becoming president.

Since then, he's been accused of numerous human rights abuses and under him Egypt's economy has floundered.
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Since then, he's been accused of numerous human rights abuses and under him Egypt's economy has floundered.

And there you have it: pure, unadulterated irony.

H/T Sopan Deb

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