Donald Trump Wants to be a Dictator and Most of His Supporters Don’t Care

Anyone denying the obvious reality that Donald Trump would clearly love to be an authoritarian-style tyrant/dictator like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, or even the Chinese President Xi Jinping is either naive or simply doesn’t care.

From Trump’s frequent praise of these types of leaders, to his clear disdain for our country’s system of checks and balances and our freedom of the press, this “president” clearly wishes he had the same unilateral power to rule over this country like a dictator.

He wants the media to say what he wants them to say, our country’s judges to rule how he thinks they should rule, and believes that our various branches of government and law enforcement work for him — not the American people.

Which is why I wasn’t surprised at all to read a report where he actually praised the Chinese president’s move to end term limits. Considering Chinese elections are a complete farce, such a move paves the way for Jinping to effectively rule as long as he wants.

This brought about cheers and applause from his supporters who were in attendance at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida.

Yes, this current “president” praising a communist leader making it possible for him to be the ruler for the rest of his life, saying that’s something he would to possibly look into, brought about cheers and applause from his supporters.

This from the same people who I’m sure were part of the ridiculous Obama propaganda machine that often called our 44th president an “unconstitutional dictator who would try to find a way to run for a third term.”

As I’ve said before, the truth is, no matter how much you point out that Trump’s essentially a fascist-admiring tyrant who’d love nothing more than to be our country’s first dictator, most of his supporters simply don’t care.

In fact, most of them would actually love that.

According to a poll from a few months ago, 52 percent of Republicans said they’d support Trump postponing the 2020 election under the guise of “making sure millions of illegals weren’t allowed to vote.” Meanwhile, that same poll showed that 68 percent of Republicans believe that “millions voted illegally” during the 2016 election (despite there being absolutely no evidence of that happening) and 47 percent actually think Trump won the popular vote, despite losing it by nearly 3 million votes.

This is why I’ve said people need to stop asking, “What will cause Trump’s supporters to turn against him?”

The answer is practically nothing.

As long as they can’t directly link something Trump’s done to negatively impact their own life personally, they really couldn’t care less what he says or does.

The sad, and rather scary, reality is that there’s a large portion of this country which would love to be ruled by an authoritarian dictator. As long as that tyrant is telling them what they wanted to hear, pushing the right kind of fear-mongering propaganda, and vilifying the right groups of people, they’d have no problem with that person ignoring our Constitution and ruling unilaterally over this country — which I have absolutely no doubt Trump would do if given the chance.

Donald Trump is someone who’s:

  • Spent much of his time vilifying the press.
  • Attacked protesters for speaking out against him.
  • Personally attacked judges for ruling against his policies they’ve deemed unconstitutional.
  • Criticized U.S. intelligence agencies.
  • Frequently tried to bully his own attorney general and Department of Justice into investigating people he doesn’t like.
  • Said he believes police officers should have the right to illegally confiscate guns.
  • Made it clear that he thinks Congress works for him.
  • Fired the FBI director for not giving into his pressure to end an on-going investigation into his former national security advisor.

The list goes on and on.

Donald Trump spent most of his life running his business like a dictator and that’s exactly how he would love to be able to rule over this country. And as much as most of this country would reject such a notion, we all need to realize that there are tens of millions of people who’d absolutely love if Trump got exactly what he wanted: To be this country’s first true dictator.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.