Trump: “Am I dictator? Only for the first day”

“I want to close the border and I want to drill, drill, drill,” the tycoon said in an interview

If former President Donald Trump is re-elected in the 2024 US elections, he will be “a dictator but only for day one”. In a meeting with voters in Iowa broadcast by Fox News, the tyccon responded to a question from host Sean Hannity who asked him if he would abuse his power to seek revenge.

“Can you promise before America tonight that under no circumstances will you abuse your powers as punishment against anyone?” Hannity asked. “As president I will not be a dictator… except on the first day”, replied Trump, who, when asked for clarification, added: “I’ll close the borders and then I’ll drill, I’ll drill, I’ll drill“.

Trump’s comments came after the tycoon did not directly respond to an earlier question from Hannity who asked if he intended to “abuse power, break the law, use the government to persecute people.” “You mean what they’re doing to me now?” Trump replied point-blank apparently referring to the Democrats.

But the host insisted: “Yes but promise not to abuse?” “I love this guy,” Trump commented, referring to Hannity. “He says, ‘You’re not going to be a dictator, are you?’ and I say, “No, no, no. Except for the first day: I close the borders and drill. After that, I won’t be a dictator.”