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submitted 5 months ago by MicroWave to c/politics

"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.”

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[-] Sanctus 66 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

I'm so exhausted from this brain dead shit. We're circling the drain and we have to watch these misanthropic fucks shit their pants every day.

Edited: changed philanthropic to misanthropic for u/ripcord.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 5 months ago
[-] radix 21 points 5 months ago

Autocorrected "philandering?"

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

Auto auto correct ... Psychotic

[-] idunnololz 4 points 5 months ago

Auto corrected poopy pants

[-] Ghostalmedia 8 points 5 months ago

The philanthropic Trump Foundation did a fantastic job of donating to Trumps in need.

[-] Sanctus 4 points 5 months ago

I use that word sarcastically. Anyone who could be described as philanthropic is definitely not benevolent, yet they happily use the word anyway. It now means rich asshole, who could help but doesnt.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Even "sarcastically" this is just going to confuse any point you were trying to make.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

I agree with you he should use misanthropic

[-] Sanctus 0 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

I guess if your goal was to confuse everyone and distract from your main point

[-] Sanctus 1 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Do you want me to edit?

Esit: There you go.

[-] HLMenckenFan 49 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 34 points 5 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.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 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.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 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.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago

It's the carney and the rubes, and it always has been.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 5 months ago

Usa is already the world’s largest oil producer

[-] Ghostalmedia 30 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

And exports more than it uses. The problem isn’t domestic production.

[-] MightyWeaksauce 15 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Things I learned today. I thought it was Saudi Arabia and had to look it up.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_production

[-] TheMusicalFruit 8 points 5 months ago

The mouth breathers that follow him refuse to believe that fact while Biden is president.

[-] xc2215x 26 points 5 months ago

He wants to be one and he supports other ones.

[-] Viking_Hippie 21 points 5 months ago

Because I want a wall, and I want to drill, drill, drill

Have we tried just giving him a dentistry practice? Maybe that's what he really wants 🤔

[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 months ago

Couldn't we just build a wall around him? Serves the same purpose, right?

[-] Viking_Hippie 2 points 5 months ago

Sure. It's not like the "patients" would be real anyway. Might as well build it around him and "forget" to install any doors or windows..

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

Or basketball coach

[-] [email protected] 21 points 5 months ago

Dictator for one day:

Disbands Congress and the supreme court.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

He wouldn't disband the supreme court, they are his lap dogs

[-] [email protected] 19 points 5 months ago

Trump may not be waiting until “Day One” of his possible second term to enact dictatorial policies. A Rolling Stone investigation uncovered efforts by Trump and his team to erode democracy by seeding the 2024 election with “garbage” voter data and replacing a longstanding database used to verify voter registration data with a new software, EagleAI, that experts say is “utterly unreliable.”

[-] NounsAndWords 7 points 5 months ago

I want AI in our voting process exactly as much as I wanted blockchain in our voting process the last time around.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 5 months ago

That's going to follow him. For how long I can not say. But it will be about the whole Republican party. It's not just Trump and his flying monkeys. We see evidence of what the Republicans want at every turn.

[-] billiam0202 15 points 5 months ago

Yes, but the problem is a not-insignificant number of Americans are convinced they want this. They're perfectly fine with a dictator, as long as it's one oppressing people they don't like.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

It's my flavour of fascism, I want it! No no no, not like that!...

[-] [email protected] 9 points 5 months ago

"Your honor, I'm not a murderer; I was just a murderer for one day."

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:


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.

The event’s guest list was a MAGA who’s who, including former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, Trump’s attorney Alina Habba, the disgraced Rudy Giuliani, and far-right members of Congress Reps. Paul Gosar, Mike Collins and Cory Mills.

“On Day One, I will break up the Biden administration’s illegal censorship machine and any official who has violated Americans constitutional rights will be held very, very accountable,” Trump said in his Saturday night speech.

A Rolling Stone investigation uncovered efforts by Trump and his team to erode democracy by seeding the 2024 election with “garbage” voter data and replacing a longstanding database used to verify voter registration data with a new software, EagleAI, that experts say is “utterly unreliable.”

“Since I know the deep state is listening tonight, once President Trump is back in office, we won’t be playing nice anymore,” Wax said, according to Politico.


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[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

He already has a dick tater.

[-] wildcardology 4 points 5 months ago

A day is already too much for this wanna be dictator.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago

It's his way of dodging the question. Throws a bone to his loser fans, 'the wall! immigrants!' and 'drill for oil!' while not seriously answering the question. It was a loaded, stupid question anyway - of course Hannity knew that - nobody in US politics is going to straight up answer "yes, I will abuse power and violate the law and be a dictator, and cancel all future elections'

[-] [email protected] -4 points 5 months ago

Fun fact: The CIA has assassinated a president before.

[-] Veedem 5 points 5 months ago

And then destroyed the Time Machine.

Lincoln had it coming.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 5 months ago

I was sure it was McKinley..

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