Donald Trump, the former US president and potential 2024 Republican presidential nominee, declared that he would act as a dictator for a day if re-elected, aiming to address specific issues. This statement follows his recent warning of potential “bedlam” in the United States if he faces trial, a possibility raised by an appeals court hearing challenging his claim of presidential immunity.
During a Fox News Townhall, Trump responded to accusations of being a dictator by stating that his opponents are using it as a political strategy. He emphasized his administration’s efforts to withdraw troops and end wars, characterizing accusations against him as politically motivated.
Despite refuting the dictator label, Trump outlined his intentions to act as a dictator for one day to achieve two goals: securing the US-Mexico border against illegal crossings and supporting energy projects. He clarified that this would be a temporary role, and afterward, he would not continue.
Scheduled to go on trial on March 4 on charges related to the alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election, Trump faces skepticism from an appeals court panel regarding his claim of immunity as a former president. His lawyer’s arguments were met with doubt, signaling potential legal challenges ahead.
Trump, who faced two impeachments during his presidency but was acquitted both times, accused Democrats and President Biden of orchestrating an unjust and politically motivated prosecution. He highlighted the potential chaos in the country if such legal proceedings were pursued.
Apart from the March 4 trial, Trump is also confronting election-related charges in Georgia and has been indicted in Florida for allegedly taking classified documents upon leaving the White House.