Flanked by several of his lackeys ranging from Steve Bannon to Lauren Boebert, Trump defended wanting to be a dictator during a speech in New York.
Trump said, “Baker today in the New York Times said that I want to be a dictator. 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.”
Trump also claimed that the idea that he is a threat to democracy is the new Democratic hoax.
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The 1/6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election is proof that he is a threat to democracy. Next year, Trump will be in a federal courtroom as a defendant for his attack on democracy.
Here is Trump calling his threat to democracy a ‘new Democratic hoax’:
The speech itself was a trainwreck.
It was Trump in a tuxedo surrounded by anti-democracy enablers trying to deny years of evidence and his own words about being a threat to democracy. Elsewhere in the rambling speech, Trump played his greatest hits from eight years ago, and the New York Young Republicans Gala ate it up.
At a time when Americans are feeling more optimistic, Republicans are running a fascist oldies tour for president.
The Republican Party is not on the same planet as the rest of the country, and their next looming failure can be spotted nearly a year away.
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