Trump’s former foreign adviser fears he’ll label her a 'dissident' if he’s reelected in 2024

Fiona Hill, former President Donald Trump's foreign adviser in the U.S. National Security Council, indicated that she's concerned what might happen to her if he's reelected in 2024.

In an interview with former President Barack Obama's campaign manager David Axelrod, Hill questioned if Trump would consider her a "dissident," a term generally reserved for dictators who go after those who oppose them.

"I think it's worth speaking out, you know, for myself, you know, am I a dissident now? I don't know. You know, is that kind of the path?" she asked. "But you know what? In other settings, historically in other times, people didn't stand up when the time was there, and they didn't speak out, because they were frightened."

She noted that Trump is already exhibiting authoritarian characteristics by denying the election, refusing to abide by the rule of law, and attempting to create his own facts. They're all signs outlined by Yale Professor Timothy Snyder in his book On Tyranny.

"And he's already kind of called in to question the peaceful transfer of power, and he's made it very clear that, you know that he expects 100 percent loyalty from, you know, the Republican Party, which is no longer a Republican Party, but as he said is the party of Trump," Hill said. "There is no such thing as a congressional Republican Party. There's no independent party entity from him."

"I can certainly be sure that if he came back in, he would take vengeance on, you know, kind of everyone from me, and you know the people have spoken out," she anticipated.

Targeting people like that is something she said has been allowed to happen out of fear in the GOP.

"He's trying to bully and intimidate everybody. And you know, he's bullying and intimidating people in the Republican Party who ought to know better. I mean, I'm very disappointed that, you know, kind of people are not recognizing, you know, kind of the risk to the United States. Maybe they have a failure of imagination. Well, I don't have that failure of imagination, because I've seen it," she said.

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