Trump: I won't be a dictator if I become U.S. president again

Republican presidential candidate Trump had to be asked twice during a televised town hall event in Iowa to deny that he would abuse power to seek revenge on political opponents if re-elected to the White House.

“No. No. Other than day one,” Trump said when asked to deny he would become a “dictator” if he wins the November election.

Trump said on the “day one” he referred to, he would use his presidential powers to close the southern border with Mexico and expand oil drilling.

Trump, seeking a second White House term in a likely election re-match with Democratic President Joe Biden, has frequently promised “retribution” on political opponents if he gains power again.

Rapidcreek,

"We will go out and find the conspirators, not just in government but in the media… We’re going to come after you—whether it’s criminal or civilly, we’ll figure that out. But yeah, we’re putting you all on notice and Steve, this is why they hate us. This is why we’re tyrannical.”

— Trump adviser Kash Patel, in an interview with Steve Bannon, saying Donald Trump is serious about revenge.

PeckerBrown,

The only safe Trump is a dead Trump, and we need a safe Trump.

IphtashuFitz,

I want to see him carted off to prison first. One can only hope.

PeckerBrown,

Or have him do the Cersei Lannister Walk of Shame…but your idea has much merit. All legal and stuff.

snazzles,

Dictator for a day

osarusan,
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He literally says he will be a dictator on day one, so how the fuck does the media come up with this title?

I swear the fucking incompetent and dishonest media is 100% why he won in 2016, and it's why he will win in 2024.

Iwasondigg,

Uhh the headline leaves out the most important part of the quote - “except on day one.” So, yes, he did confirm he’d be a dictator!

dangblingus,

Ahhh yes. Now of all times he must be telling the truth!

paddirn,

It’s kind of insane that a US Presidential candidate would even need to defend themselves from an accusation like that in the first place. Usually that’s just a given, that’s like a basic qualification for the job.

cheese_greater, (edited )

Trump’s not a real big fan of “givens” that apply to everyone else. He eats damn pizza with a knife+fork like an ackshual monster?!

RGB3x3,

So do the Italians…

cheese_greater, (edited )

For real? Damn. Well, they need to keep their hands busy to talk so Imma give 'em a pass on that one. Trump has no excuse

Edit: just cuz he’s orange doesn’t mean he’s Italian 🍝

GiuseppeAndTheYeti,

🥸🤌

this_1_is_mine,

Itzza dye…

TrickDacy,

THAT is the issue you take with trump.

cheese_greater, (edited )

Where did I say that was my big issue with Trump? Enlighten me :/

Edit: also sick username but that’s not gonna redeem you here, mister. Explain urself or no treats+dinner

Edit: also no sex. Just realized I didn’t cover the entire gamut of eating

TrickDacy,

It was a joke! Lol I knew you were kidding

Thanks for recognizing the username haha

cheese_greater,

Lol thats why I threw in the scolding at the end. AES-256 or whatever will be cracked and the heat death of the universe will occur well before I run out of shit Trump says/does that infuriates me

TrickDacy,

Haha fair

LeafOnTheWind,

Hey now that just depends on the kind of pizza

cheese_greater,
LeafOnTheWind,

If it’s too floppy/greasy to easily hold without getting my fingers all dirty I would rather use a knife and fork. I hate having my hands messy. That’s also why I (unpopular opinion) prefer boneless chicken wings so I can use a fork.

cheese_greater,

I just wrap it in tinfoil

this_1_is_mine,

Give him a Snickers on a plate…

qwertyWarlord,

Well you see, his supporters want him to be a dictator. They support him because he’s against everything the system stands for, the same system they feel cheats them and doesn’t work for them. No thought to the alternative mind you, just an anti status quo vote

EatYouWell,

They also like him because he hates the same people they hate.

What they don’t realize is that he hates them too.

jonez77,

🤞probably

OldWoodFrame,

“Other than day one”

What he should have said, was nothing. What he did say is, “you’d be surprised”

GentlemanLoser,

THE DEAL IS OFF

cheese_greater,

No deal for you! You’ve ruined it!

Spitzspot,
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Said the spider to the fly.

stopthatgirl7,
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If he has to tell us he won’t, he 100% will.

arbitrary_sarcasm,

Wait, I thought this was an onion article

YoBuckStopsHere,
@YoBuckStopsHere@lemmy.world avatar

Doubt

Dirk,
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The villain says “I be the good guy here”.

FlyingSquid,
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