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As Trump embraces the enemy, he should keep an eye out for their tricks

As Trump embraces the enemy, he should keep an eye out for their tricks

As President Trump continues to reach out to the world's despots — praising the "fantastic job" done by Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; saying he would be "honored" to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un; inviting death squad promoter and Philippines' president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House; congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on maintaining rule; and nurturing a bromance with Russia's Vladimir Putin — he would do well to keep in mind their perennial tricks for manipulating western governments.

One is hostage-taking: They arrest a westerner on bogus charges and then demand concessions in exchange for her or his release. Mr. Kim is...

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