Trump Doubles Down On His ‘Dictator’ Comments

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( – On Saturday, former President Donald Trump once again reiterated statements on whether or not he was going to abuse his power if he won a second term in the White House, and whether he intended to rule as a “dictator.” In his statement, he once again stated that he would only be the “dictator” on the first day and that is just so he can secure the U.S.-Mexico border as well as start the drilling operations in the United States.

On Saturday during the New York Young Republican Club’s 111th Annual Gala, Trump stated during his keynote speech that in the New York Times Peter Baker had claimed that Trump wanted to be a dictator. However, as he pointed out he had never said that he wanted to be a dictator, instead what he has argued is that he would want to be a dictator for one single day and that is only because he wants a border wall and for the U.S. to start drilling.

This statement led to the audience chanting “Build a wall” which resulted in Trump arguing that they had done so. This earlier statement about him wanting to be a dictator was a reference to chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times Peter Baker discussing what it could potentially mean that Trump during a Fox News town hall had made remarks about being a “dictator.”

Last week, on Fox News’s Sean Hannity Trump was also asked about whether or not he had plans to abuse his power if reelected to the White House. There were also questions about him potentially using the government to go after people in the country.

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