Donald Trump has once again commended former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his violent handling of terrorists.
"He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists," Trump said.
At at North Carolina rally Tuesday, Trump also dubbed Iraq the "Harvard for terrorism," due in part to the U.S.' invasion of Iraq over a decade ago.
House Speaker Paul Ryan was quick to condemn Trump's opinion of Saddam.
"He was one of the 20th century's most evil people. He was up there. And he committed mass genocide," Ryan said.
But Trump's views on Saddam — and other dictators removed from power — have hardly changed during his campaign.
"What about the human rights abuses?" CNN's Jake Tapper asked.
"Right now, they're far worse than they ever were under Saddam Hussein or Gadhafi," Trump said.