Obama: Trump is Like a 'Dictator,' Will Do 'Anything to Stay in Power'
Former President suggest Trump is 'killing people,' 'suppressing journalists'
Former President Barack Obama compared President Donald Trump to a dictator during an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which aired on Sunday.
Obama implied during Trump's presidency; there was a "sense" he would “do anything to stay in power,” including suppressing journalists and even killing people.
The former President also urged Joe Biden, who has been projected 'President-Elect' by the media, to signal to the world that is no longer the case.
“I think that there has been this sense over the last several years that literally anything goes and is justified in order to get power,” Obama said.
“And that’s not unique to the United States."
"There are strong men and dictators around the world who think that I can do anything to stay in power," Obama added.
"I can kill people. I can throw them in jail. I can run phony elections," the former President said.
"I can suppress journalists. But that’s not who we’re supposed to be," he added.
"And one of the signals I think that Joe Biden needs to send to the world is that no, those values that we preached, and we believed in, and subscribed in, we still believe.”
UNHINGED: Barack Obama -- who droned weddings & targeted journalists -- compares @realDonaldTrump to a dictator who thinks, "I can kill people. I can throw them in jail. ... I can suppress journalists." pic.twitter.com/lMo7C7DD74— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 16, 2020
Last week, Obama accused Trump of "delegitimizing" democracy and the "win" for Biden.
During an interview, set to air on “60 Minutes” and “CBS Sunday Morning," the former president denounced Trump's widespread election fraud claims.
Obama said the president's claims of voter fraud are “one more step in delegitimizing, not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally, and that’s a dangerous path.”
"I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion," Obama added.
"It is one more step in delegitimizing, not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally, and that’s a dangerous path.”
Barack Obama tells Scott Pelley Republicans who “go along with” the President’s claims of election fraud put democracy on “a dangerous path.”— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 12, 2020
The former president appears in his first interview about his new book “A Promised Land,” Sunday on 60 Minutes. https://t.co/S7MEAx3F8j pic.twitter.com/CRx6XkT0Na