Every day, Donald Trump proves that he doesn’t want to be President of the United States. He wants to be a dictator. The United States was built to be a free society, we don’t have things like tanks in our streets. That hasn’t stopped Trump for ordering the Pentagon to waste millions on a military parade, and nor has it stopped him from floating the idea of having Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin visit the White House – AFTER he congratulated Putin on “winning” a sham election. Now, frustrated that construction has not started on his ridiculous border wall, Trump has taken another step down the road toward turning America into an authoritarian state, and said that he will order the military to guard America’s border with Mexico. While speaking with other world leaders, Trump said:
“I told Mexico, and I respect what they did, I said, look, your laws are very powerful, your laws are very strong. We have very bad laws for our border and we are going to be doing some things, I spoke with (Defense Secretary James) Mattis, we’re going to do some things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step.”
So, in other words, Trump wants troops along the border to brutalize immigrants and scare immigrant communities in border states. This is like something out of North Korea, not the United States of America. Trump supporters are always wailing about people taking their freedoms away, and the man they so blindly follow is doing just that with his insane thirst for and more power and control over the people he is supposed to be serving.
This is tyranny folks. We should all be very, very afraid. Let’s hope the institutions hold long enough to have a Democratic Congress so we can get rid of this dictator-in-the-making next year.
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