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Trump says he won’t be a dictator if elected, ‘except for Day One’

Trump says he won't be a dictator if elected, 'except for Day One'

During a Town hall meeting, Donald Trump said he would be a dictator for One Day if elected president.

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Trump says he won’t be a dictator if elected, ‘except for Day One’

A day before the fourth Republican debate, in which Trump has declared he will not participate, a boisterous town hall meeting in Davenport took place.

Former President Donald Trump has also skipped the previous three debates as he says there is no point to them if you are already winning.

During a Tuesday’s Fox News town hall meeting, former President Donald Trump declared that if he were elected President the next year, he would not be a dictator “except for Day One.”

When host Sean Hannity questioned President Trump about whether he would misuse his position to get revenge, the President responded with these remarks during the event in Iowa.

Hannity questioned, “You are promising America tonight you would never abuse power as retribution against anybody?”

In response, Trump reiterated, “Except for Day One.” When asked to elaborate, Trump added, “I want to drill, drill, drill, and I want to close the border.”

Trump reiterated his remarks a short while later. Trump exclaimed, “I love this guy,” referring to Hannity.

Trump added, “He says, ‘You’re not going to be a dictator, are you?’ I said: ‘No, no, no. Other than Day One.’ We’re closing the border, and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I’m not a dictator.”

Trump says he won't be a dictator if elected, 'except for Day One'
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When questioned in response to President Joe Biden‘s statement, “If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running,” Trump remarked, “Well, I think somebody gave him a talking point. They thought that would sound good.”

Trump asserted that the Democrats are skilled at “cheating on elections and great talking points.”

Before making his remarks, Trump had declined to directly respond to a question posed by Hannity on his intentions to “abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people.”

Trump retorted to that question, targeting Democrats by stating, “You mean like they’re using right now?”

Trump also declared at the town hall that his team would “be blitzing” Iowa in the weeks leading up to the first-in-the-nation caucuses on January 15. He declared, “We’re not taking any chances.”

The Biden campaign took immediate advantage of the comments and posted a video clip of the conversation on X platform (formerly Twitter).

Biden campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodriguez attacked Trump in a statement following the town hall. She stated, “Donald Trump has been telling us exactly what he will do if he’s reelected, and tonight he said he will be a dictator on day one,”

She continued, “Americans should believe him.”

In the polls, Trump continues to dominate his Republican rivals significantly. Trump has been under many circumstances, but his strong stance as the front  Republican runner in the 2024 presidential race has never been compromised.

He still has the lead among other candidates. In contrast, other candidates have been performing best in debates while trying to compete and catch up with Donald Trump. His ultimate lead is a great feat to overcome. The current polls suggest that the former President is to succeed in the US election next year.

According to an NBC News poll conducted last month, 58% of Republican voters said Donald Trump was their top pick for the GOP primary. Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, was ranked as the top choice by just 18% of voters.

Whereas Nikki Haley is becoming the new Ron DeSantis and gaining voters’ favour really fast. However, it’s still a long journey for every candidate to overcome the lead that Trump has set.

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