On Thursday, during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, conservative pundit Rick Wilson railed against President Donald Trump for inciting violence.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Trump said that he has a tough base who would defend him if they had to.
“He’s issuing a vague threat of violence against his political opponents, claiming that he has the police, military, and bikers, those he calls the ‘tough’ people, on his side,” Lemon said.
Wilson said that Trump behaves more like a “wannabe thug” than the president of America.
“This is the kind of thing that normal presidents who are sane who respect and adhere to American tradition and acknowledge institutions, normal conservatives, would never say,” Wilson said.
“We do not in this country use the power of the state against our political enemies in the way that Donald Trump described,” he added. “This is a man who loves this language because he’s not really an American president. He is a wannabe authoritarian, he’s a wannabe thug.”
“He’s a guy that looks at dictators and looks at authoritarians and looks at strongmen and warlords around the world and says that’s the best role model for America. This is a real window into Donald Trump’s character. It’s not joking. It’s not funny. This is what Donald Trump actually believes inside and it’s a revolting, disgusting, pathetic way to live as an American president,” he said.
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