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Trump’s insinuation that he could be president forever highlights his dictatorial tendencies

This past Thursday, President Donald Trump insinuated that he could stay in power for 9 or 13 more years, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 22nd Amendment. Luisana Pérez Fernández, spokesperson for the Florida Democratic Party, critiqued Trump’s statement and compared him to the dictators in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua:

“Hearing these types of statements from the President of the United States reminds me of those dictators that we left behind in our countries — elected officials who steamrolled constitutions and cemented power in perpetuity. Those of us from Central and South America know how this story goes. Our duty as citizens is ensuring that come November, we vote for democracy and for Joe Biden so that we can remove those in power who behave like strongmen and seek to become dictators.”

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