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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 2 months ago

Why did Trump think an authoritarian and dictator style platform would work for the USA?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Trump is an opportunist who jockeyed his way into despot-like power on the backs of vulnerable, unsuspecting devotees, though he has no political convictions of his own, other than to elevate himself.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Actually,the US has been getting more authoritarian and dictatorial all through the Cold War and succeeding wars. Since 9/11, it's gotten very authoritarian indeed. Congress and Supreme Court are mostly decorative.  We now have laws allowing anyone to be killed by a death squad or kidnapped and held indefinately in a secret torture prison. Sound dictatorial enough for you? Trump is less slick about it than "W" Bush or Obama, that's all.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    President Trump has NEVER thought of himself as authoritarian or a dictator.  President Trump supports the U.S. Constitution and Law/Order. 

    Ever since this COVID-19 B.S. began............the brain dead Left, Liberal Democrats have taken advantage of this; backed destructive protests, defunding the police (which is against the U.S. Constitution), not prosecuting criminals, etc.  And, the one person doing this.............Soros.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Perhaps he just saw the uptick in Executive Orders issued by Presidents that hit triple digits with the T. Roosevelt administration. No Executive since has issued fewer than a hundred EOs. But Trump would still have to issue another 82 Executive Orders to catch up with Obama's record. Everything other than that is just bluster, meaning that Trump puts out a dictator vibe in his speech and social media but functionally hasn't actually even tried to do most of what he brashly brags about doing. It's a simple matter of style over substance. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He didn't but if you want government run everything, even what you can read.. you got it.. the commie dems are banning books already!

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Trump thinks his way is 100% correct and he still does and to be fair US citizens voted the narrassist into office...so they must have also thought he was right........ this is a case of " becareful what you wish for" or you might just get it!

  • 2 months ago

    He just gave a portion of America what they wanted. 

  • 2 months ago

    Why do you think corporatism and neoliberalism "works"?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Well he convinced some people that a coup in America is possible in the future 

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    To be fair, it almost DID work. We need to make sure we protect our democracy with some updated checks and balances before a REAL dictator comes along

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