Trump insisted he would 'rather be a dictator than a dumb person'

  

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Trump insisted he would 'rather be a dictator than a dumb person'
Which would you rather be, a dumb person or a dictator? Perhaps a dictator would be better. I don't want to be a dumb person.' The former president was delivering an address at the Heritage Foundation

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Trump insisted he would 'rather be a dictator than a dumb person'


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F ormer President Trump again tossed around the idea that he will run for the presidency in 2024 Thursday, as he said he'd rather be a 'dictator' than a 'dumb person and bragged about 'acing' the aptitude test. 

'First they said not too smart,' Trump said, talking about how   Democrats   and the media described him. 'But then, they made me a dictator instead. Which would you rather be, a dumb person or a dictator? Perhaps a dictator would be better. I don't want to be a dumb person.'

The former president was delivering an address at the Heritage Foundation retreat at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island,   Florida

He bemoaned that no one calls for invoking the 25th Amendment against President Biden the way they did him after the Jan. 6   Capitol   riot.

'They don't think about it out now - the 25th amendment,' he told the crowd. 'They would mention it anytime I had a great idea, the 25th amendment, there's something wrong with him. That's why I took the aptitude test and I aced it according to Doc Ronny,' referring to White House physician-turned Congressman Ronny Jackson. 

Trump added: That's a test that even some geniuses in that room will not do that well on. I will tell ya, it's not that easy a test.'

Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, an exam that tests for dementia. 

Invoking the 25th Amendment would entail the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet offering a written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the duties and powers of his office, thereby transferring power to the VP. 

The former president said that China and Iran 'no longer respect us' and that Russia 'showed how weak' U.S. leaders are with its invasion of Ukraine. But still, Trump said, 'The greatest danger to our country is the destruction of our nation from within.'

'The path back to American unity is not to surrender the culture wars, the path back to national unity is to decisively win the culture wars,' he added. 

'So when we go back in, we can do it the right way and do what has to be done. Nobody can really criticize us very badly,' Trump said, promising to throw 'socialism' and 'wokeism'  to 'the ash heap of history.'

'I ran twice, I won twice, and we might have to do it again,' Trump remarked.

The former president then revealed that he threatened not to defend North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies against Russia if they didn't pay up to their spending targets in 2018. 

Trump remarked that a world leader 'said, 'Does that mean that you won't protect us in case — if we don't pay, you won't protect us from Russia' — was the Soviet Union, but now Russia,' Trump said. 'I said, 'That's exactly what it means.'' 

 Trump implied that he made the bold threat as a negotiating tactic. 'Now if I said, "No, I don't mean that," then why would they pay? So somebody had to say it.'

The former president then added that he was 'amazed' the conversation had not leaked during his presidency.  

NATO's guidelines say that each nation should pay 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense by 2024.

The remarks come as NATO could potentially expand again in light of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Finland and Sweden have signaled they will look to join the alliance. 




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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

Dictator or dickhead ? 

When are conservatives going to grow a pair and throw this fool under the bus ? 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

It seems like Donald is alive and well and living in the heads of more liberals than conservatives.  Many many conservatives would rather see him not run again, they have moved on.  The only ones that still want him to run are the die hard followers and those numbers seem to be dwindling.  It is similar to the number of people still trying to sell Joe is doing a good job, the numbers are dwindling.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Right Down the Center @1.1    one month ago

Your comment is just nonsense. The leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, the conservative party in the US, is still, to this minute , groveling before Donald Trump out of fear that Trump will turn the GOP base against him (McCarthy). Beyond that type of fact, Trump puts out a daily press release and goes on right wing media shows a couple times a week. The idea that conservatives have "moved on" from Trump is ridiculous. 

Frankly, comments like yours 

It seems like Donald is alive and well and living in the heads of more liberals

should be considered out of touch with reality trolling. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    one month ago

I am actually talking about voters, not a handful of politicians wanting to hedge their bets.  Comments and seeds like yours only want to keep the division in the country going.  See how well that philosophy is going for CNN?  You, and several others here prove daily that Donald is alive and well in your head, no trolling involved, just stating a fact you constantly prove.  Even your avatar is of Trump.

The world is passing you by, you might want to try and catch up.  Or maybe not.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Right Down the Center @1.1.2    one month ago

You are talking in false banalities. 

In every poll that has ever been taken on the subject of 2024 Trump is the leader among Republican voters. Every one. 

Why should anyone listen to you? 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1.4  Right Down the Center  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.3    one month ago

How did the polls work out for you in 2016?  You would think people would learn.  

I don't really care if you listen to me or not.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2  Tacos!    one month ago

These are the things this guy talks about.

Deep.

 
 

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