There were a number of occasions during the presidential election campaign when Donald Trump appeared to praise the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
“Saddam Hussein was not a good person. Who cares,” Mr Trump said in Ohio in March, as he criticised President Barack Obama’s policy in Iraq. “He was very good at killing terrorists. Now, Iraq is the Harvard for terrorism.”
Now Saddam’s eldest daughter is repaying the compliment. In her first interview since her father was executed 10 years ago, Raghad Saddam Hussein told CNN she believed that Mr Trump had a “high level of political sensibility”.