"I said I want to be a dictator for one day. You know why I wanted to be a dictator? Because I want a wall, and I want to drill, drill, drill,” the former president said

Donald Trump defended comments he made last week where he said he wanted to be a dictator if re-elected but only on “Day One” in office.

Trump began by complaining that Peter Baker of The New York Times wrote an article referencing his comments. “[Peter] Baker today in the New York Times said that I want to be a dictator,” the former president said Saturday night at the New York Young Republican Club’s 111th Annual Gala. “I didn’t say that. I said I want to be a dictator for one day. You know why I wanted to be a dictator? Because I want a wall, and I want to drill, drill, drill.”

  • IninewCrow
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    6 months ago

    And it wouldn’t be a problem if it just stayed that way

    Instead, America is insane for having a good percentage of it’s population wanting to back this person.

    I don’t mind seeing one insane person … it becomes a problem when that insane person recieves support and financing by wealthy backers to develop a following and lead a group.

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      6 months ago

      Yeah, there are plenty of insane people out there. Can’t keep pointing a finger at him. It’s not like he’s an insane charismatic genius even. That way maybe you could point some of the blame on him. It’s a country filled with hateful bigots that support him. It’s not the majority, but it’s still a lot.

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      6 months ago

      It’s because they don’t give a fuck about democracy either and Trump is happy to help enact their plans as long as he can flatter himself and his family can steal a bunch of money.