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Tom of Temecula

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Wed Dec 6, 2023, 03:29 AM Dec 6

'Dictator' Trump warnings spook America [View all]

Could a second Donald Trump presidency slide into dictatorship? A sudden spate of dystopian warnings has got America talking about the possibility less than a year before the US elections. Dark scenarios about what could happen if the twice-impeached Republican former president wins in 2024 have appeared in the space of a few days in major US media outlets that include The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Atlantic.

Grim predictions also came from top Republican Trump critic Liz Cheney, who said that the country is "sleepwalking into dictatorship" and that she is weighing a third-party presidential run of her own to try to stop him.Together, they paint a bleak picture of an angrier yet more disciplined Trump than during his first spell in the White House, one who would wreak vengeance on his perceived enemies and possibly try to stay in power beyond the two-term US limit.

Trump, 77, responded to the warnings in typical style by laughing them off -- with an edge. "He says, you're not going to be a dictator, are you? I said no, no, no -- other than day one," Trump said when asked in a televised Fox News town hall on Tuesday if he would abuse power or seek retribution.

The most eye-opening piece appeared in The Washington Post by conservative commentator Robert Kagan, with the headline: "A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending." Kagan wrote that if Trump survives the trials he faces over trying to upend the 2020 election and cling to power illegally, and wins the next election, he will in effect feel he is above the law and can get away with anything.


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I hope 'spooked' enough to keep most from supporting Dictator. elleng Dec 6 #1
I hope spooked enough to go to the polls! CrispyQ Dec 6 #4
Never would I believe North Shore Chicago Dec 6 #2
I said in 2015 at my folks house that we were in trouble if he got the nod. Arthur_Frain Dec 6 #8
Agreed. I knew when I first saw him in 2015 and started seeing swastikas that he was dangerous. nt Evolve Dammit Dec 6 #19
"I said, no no no - - only on day one". The Unmitigated Gall Dec 6 #3
Way past time for us to be spooked about trump. Paladin Dec 6 #5
Hopefully, the wakeup call America needs... Wounded Bear Dec 6 #6
I hope so. bdamomma Dec 6 #14
The man's first Presidency was an abysmal failure in every way and we saw exactly what he thought lees1975 Dec 6 #7
Known criminal TFG coming down that escalator in 2015 spooked me. KY_EnviroGuy Dec 6 #9
Woke bdamomma Dec 6 #15
This needs to be the narrative Johnny2X2X Dec 6 #10
I'm not "spooked" MorbidButterflyTat Dec 6 #11
He has help this time kwijybo Dec 6 #16
The danger is real. TheKentuckian Dec 6 #18
Completely disagree. Shipwack Dec 6 #12
friend of mine had been warning ppl about t,,, 4 years b4 the 2015 election. AllaN01Bear Dec 6 #13
Did it though? liberal N proud Dec 6 #17
Some "pundits" are still saying it's hyperbole and he's joking. BULLSHIT. Lock Him Up FCS Evolve Dammit Dec 6 #20
It's hard to see any of this as new. D23MIURG23 Dec 6 #21
Hillary warned long ago of the vast reicht wing conspiracy. onecaliberal Dec 6 #22
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