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Jul 24, 2019
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Saudi Journalist Ahmad Al-Farraj: Donald Trump, Boris Johnson Are neither Crazy nor Unstable; May All World Leaders Be Crazy Like Them

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Source: Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

Saudi journalist Ahmad Al-Farraj said in a July 24, 2019 interview on Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia) that it is "politically naïve" to say that U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are crazy or unstable, or that there are "impending global dangers" as a result of their administrations. Al-Farraj argued that the U.S. and Britain both have deeply-rooted democratic institutions with systems of checks and balances that make it impossible for somebody crazy or unstable to assume or to remain in power. He said that the American economy is thriving, that the danger of North Korea has subsided, that Iran is under siege, that ISIS has vanished, that terrorist organizations are terrified, and that Islamist political movements have disappeared, and that these are all indications that Trump is not crazy. Al-Farraj added: "If President Trump is crazy and he still managed to achieve all of this, then may all the world leaders be crazy like him and like Boris Johnson."

Ahmad Al-Farraj: "I would like to say to the views of this respected channel that neither President Trump nor Boris Johnson came to power by a coup. Trump was elected by 65 million Americans. America is the only superpower in the world that is ruled by stable institutions that make it impossible for a lunatic to become president. There is a mechanism for holding the president accountable and for impeaching him if necessary. It is politically naïve to talk about 'imminent global dangers' just because President Trump and Boris Johnson are in power. It is also naïve to describe them as unstable people. We are talking about Britain and the United States of America. These are countries with deeply-rooted democratic institutions that prevent so-called 'crazy' or 'unstable' leaders to rise to power. Let me tell you that the president of the United States undergoes regular medical examinations, and the results are taken to the highest levels, such that if the president has any medical problem, he can be impeached by law. Our problem is that if the leader is different from us, we say that he is crazy. How can President Trump be crazy when the American economy is thriving, the danger from North Korea has significantly subsided, Iran is under siege, ISIS has vanished, all the terrorist organizations are terrified, and the political Islam movements have disappeared from the scene? If President Trump is crazy and he still managed to achieve all of this, then may all the world leaders be crazy like him and like Boris Johnson."

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