Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is convinced that former President Donald Trump will be a “dictator” if he wins the election November 2024 and reclaims the White House in 2025.
In a tweet in response to a post by Democrat Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) about Trump’s recent remarks about being a dictator only for one day, Clinton suggested that the former president really would be a dictator if he beats President Joe Biden in the election.
“Trump is now repeatedly saying he’s going to be a dictator on day one and I don’t think we should keep asking what he means. That’s what he means,” Schatz had tweeted on X.
Trump is now repeatedly saying he’s going to be a dictator on day one and I don’t think we should keep asking what he means. That’s what he means.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) December 16, 2023
In response, Clinton commented, “Take him at his word.”
Take him at his word. https://t.co/NVcyJzdXRK
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 18, 2023
The two-time failed presidential candidate’s suggestion about Trump’s witty response to a question by Fox News’ Sean Hannity about whether he would be a dictator when he becomes president again.
“You are promising America tonight. You would never abuse power as retribution against anybody?” Hannity asked.
Trump had responded, “Except on Day One.”
“I want to close the border and I want to drill, drill, drill,” he explained, adding, “I’m going to be — I’m going to be, you know, he keeps — I love this guy. He says, you’re not going to be a dictator, are you? I said, no, no, no, other than day one. We’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I’m not a dictator, okay.”
After the interview, Biden’s campaign manager had put out a statement saying, “Donald Trump has been telling us exactly what he will do if he’s reelected and tonight he said he will be a dictator on day one. Americans should believe him”
However, Trump’s campaign has explained that he was only trying to trigger the left the media and make fun of their attempts at trying to paint him as a dictator as he consistently shines in the polls ahead of next year’s election.
His supporters have also said that the GOP front runner made the remarks to provoke his detractors. For people like New Hampshire’s Nori Kozuma, the allegations of dictatorship against Trump are antics by the media to taint his reelection efforts.
“He hasn’t done one single thing that makes me think he’s a dictator,” Kozuma said.