Recent media coverage and interviews surrounding Donald Trump’s potential refusal to step down from office if re-elected has caused many to fear the worst may be yet to come, as Bret Baier pointed out.
Baier emphasized the importance of putting things into perspective, acknowledging concerns about Trump’s statements but also highlighting the existence of checks and balances during his previous term.
Baier suggests that while some of Trump’s remarks have been troubling, it is challenging to support claims of a potential dictatorship at this point. (Trending: Elon Musk Condemns Arrest Of Jan 6 Protester)
I mean, we’ve seen articles from The Washington Post, The New York Times, as you mentioned, the entire Atlantic magazine dedicated to that,” Baier said.
“You saw Jon Karl and his book, and his interviews about his book, talking about that particular segment. You’ve seen Liz Cheney out with a new book and doing interviews and referencing that, saying that she believes that he wouldn’t step down from office if elected again, that this would be the last election that you would ever vote in.”
“I just think people have to put things in perspective.”
“Yes, Donald Trump has on the stump said some things that have raised some eyebrows and raised some concerns. He’s said things like this, or similar to them, prior to 2016.”
“We saw four years of Donald Trump — were there issues that crossed lines? Yes, they raised all kinds of questions. But did people for the most part live their lives and were there checks and balances? Yes, there were.”
“So, I think some perspective on all of this is really important. And some of the things he’s said have, you know, been troubling.”
“But would it be a dictatorship that doesn’t step down from office? It’s hard for me to back that up as of yet.