We should all thank the gods above that we have a republic…..China just gave their president the title of “president for life” and other countries have done this in the past….that is what authoritarian leaders, dictators, do when they get the reins of power….they want to keep it as long as possible…..
There was a piece of disturbing news over the weekend…….
So nice, he said it twice: “President for life.” In a closed-door meeting with donors on Saturday, President Trump expressed praise for his Chinese counterpart’s ability to kill off term limits, reports CNN. “He’s now president for life,” Trump says of China’s President Xi Jingping. “President for life. No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.” It’s not clear whether he was kidding, Newsweek notes, and requests for comment from the White House were not returned. Trump also peppered his lengthy talk in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago with a few political jabs:
- “It’s a rigged system,” he says of US politics. “And we don’t have the right people in there yet. We have a lot of great people, but certain things, we don’t have the right people.”
When the MSM goes batcrap crazy over this statement then it will spun as some sort of joke but the problem is that he, Trump, has made other statements that fit well in authoritarian thinking….statement like the one during the White House summit on guns when he said that the law moved too slow that we should just take the assault weapons and then worry about the due process thing…..
But was it a joke? Trump has given props to dictators in the past year or so……
Context, of course, is everything. Trump may well have been joking (CNN hasn’t yet released the audio of the remarks), but his comments about Xi’s hold on power in China, a Communist dictatorship, add to Trump’s long history of offering support or even outright praise for dictators and strongmen the world over.
So personally, I do not think he was joking at all…..he would truly like to be the master of the universe…..starting with the US……