Donald Trump reiterates that comments on being a dictator were made ‘in jest’

Former President Donald Trump has restated that his comments about being a dictator on his first day back in the White House were only made “in jest.”

The former president argued on Sunday that people were mistaking him for saying he would be a dictator “from Day One” when he had actually said he would only be a dictator “for one day.” Trump, who made the dictator comments in a town hall interview in December, also said that he would resume drilling for gasoline and would close the border.

“Now that was said in jest, and most people, I’m surprised you asked that question,” Trump said in an interview on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. “What I’m saying is that we’re going to immediately drill, baby, drill.
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