"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.”

  • @Sanctus
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    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.

      • @radix
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        217 months ago

        Autocorrected “philandering?”

      • Ghostalmedia
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        87 months ago

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

      • @Sanctus
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        47 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.

        • ripcord
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          Even “sarcastically” this is just going to confuse any point you were trying to make.

          • @Sanctus
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            07 months ago

            It seems to be doing fine

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

              • @Sanctus
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                Do you want me to edit?

                Esit: There you go.

    • IninewCrow
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      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]
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        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.

      • squiblet
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        47 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.

  • @xc2215x
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    267 months ago

    He wants to be one and he supports other ones.

  • @Viking_Hippie
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    217 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 🤔

      • @Viking_Hippie
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        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…

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    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
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      77 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]
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    97 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.

    • Billiam
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      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.

  • osarusan
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    97 months ago

    “Your honor, I’m not a murderer; I was just a murderer for one day.”

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    77 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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  • @wildcardology
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    A day is already too much for this wanna be dictator.

  • squiblet
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    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’

  • alex_02
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    Fun fact: The CIA has assassinated a president before.