Maine Gov.: Maybe We Need a President Trump to ‘Show Some Authoritarian Power’

lepage-1-650x427There’s been a lot of talk about Donald Trump being an authoritarian strongman, all of it negative. But the governor of Maine apparently thinks that is a positive attribute America needs.

In audio obtained by CNN’s KFILE, Paul LePage told a Maine radio station today, “Sometimes, I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we’ve had eight years of a president, he’s an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores Congress and every single day, we’re slipping into anarchy.”

(Left out of that was whether an authoritarian would necessarily listen to Congress more than President Obama.)

Regarding that recent Trump audio, he said there’s a clear difference between Clinton and the “blue dress” and what Trump said. He did admit, “Is he a slimeball? I’d be the first one to say, not a guy ideally I’d want my daughter going after. But I will tell you one thing. As the head of state, is he going to protect our nation and fight the debt or is he going to go after interns? That’s the bottom line.”

You can listen to the full LePage audio above.

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