Former President Donald Trump, in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity, left the question of potential power abuse unanswered, fueling Democratic concerns about his rhetoric and future plans.
As the GOP front-runner dominates the presidential primary, Trump's vow to target rivals and seek retribution has intensified the political debate.
According to a report on AP News, President Joe Biden warned of the threat to American democracy, emphasizing Trump's willingness to become a dictator on day one.
Hannity pressed Trump on the issue, asking if he had any plans to abuse power or break the law if reelected. Trump's response, emphasizing his focus on border closure and drilling on day one, left the interview with an unsettling tone.
Democrats, including Biden's campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez, interpreted Trump's words as a confirmation of his dictatorial intentions.
Biden, at fundraisers, continued to highlight Trump's alleged mission to "destroy" democratic institutions, linking it to the GOP front-runner's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump countered by accusing Biden of misusing the federal justice system, promising to prosecute him if victorious.
The political showdown intensifies as Trump, skipping the upcoming GOP debate, maintains a strong lead nationally and in key states like Iowa.
Trump's rivals, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, are gearing up for the electoral race.
DeSantis, after completing his promise to visit all 99 counties in Iowa, urged Trump to join the debates, emphasizing the need for a direct exchange of ideas on the debate stage.
Meanwhile, Trump's association with Hannity raises questions about the interviewer's role in influencing Trump's political narrative.
As the political drama unfolds, Trump's ambiguous stance on potential power abuse remains a topic of concern, shaping the narrative for both supporters and opponents alike.
The upcoming debates and caucuses will serve as crucial battlegrounds in the evolving landscape of American politics.
[With information sourced from AP News]