Keith Olbermann explored the dangerous consequences of Donald Trump’s vow to jail Hillary Clinton if elected president.
“Make no mistake what you heard,” Olbermann said, Trump’s threats against Clinton during the second presidential debate make it clear that what Trump is really seeking in this election is to become dictator of the United States America.
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“The kind of presidency you want already exists. It is called a Putin-style dictatorship,” Olbermann remarked. “And the kind of America you want to lead, Trump, is not the America we live in now. This other America already exists. It is called Russia.”
“You killed a part of our democracy. When you threatened to jail one of your political opponents, you have threatened to jail all of your political opponents. It is by itself the outskirts of a Russian pseudo-democracy in which the very act of opposition to the ruler becomes a crime, or worse yet, it becomes a reason to fabricate evidence of an extant crime against the opponent. It is dictatorship.”
“And the power you seek might still carry the title president, but with the threat of the legal power of the United States of American being brought down on your opponents you might as well be Chancellor Trump, or Chairman trump, or Protector Trump, or Generalissimo Trump, or Führer Trump.”