In a WVOM radio interview on Tuesday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) spoke about his overwhelming support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, CNN reported.
While Politico dubbed LePage as “America’s craziest governor,” it may not come as a massive shock that the notorious governor stood by Trump for president, citing the need for an “authoritarian power.”
LePage told the radio hosts, “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 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.”
LePage, who was elected twice into office with less than half the vote, has previously stated that African-Americans and Latinos are “the enemy” and should be “shot at.” Now, he has gone "full Nazi,” according to a tweeted viewpoint from Tariq Nasheed.
Another Twitter user, Elliott Lusztig, stated his opinion that Trump’s will to be president is to create a Fascist state. He wrote, “As I have been saying for a year now, this is an attempted FASCIST takeover of the US. Please stop denying it.”
As I have been saying for a year now, this is an attempted FASCIST takeover of the US. Please stop denying it. https://t.co/XoPSjvGMgn— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) October 11, 2016
Lest Gov. LePage need a recap as to what type of government the United States operates upon, this tweet from California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stated, “Reminder to Maine: this [is] not our form of government. We believe in people having a voice & checks & balances of power.”
Reminder to Maine: this not our form of government. We believe in people having a voice & checks & balances of power https://t.co/jb4rUzkFty— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 11, 2016
Throughout the remainder of the interview, LePage criticized Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by attacking her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for his known sexual engagement with White House staff. However, LePage did refer to Trump as a “slimeball” with regards to the way he treats women, but that wouldn’t stop him from vouching for him.
Undoubtedly, it is altogether surprising how a governor — such as LePage — who critiques the Constitution for being “broken” and claims that the U.S. needs “authoritarian” rule came to be elected in the first place. Equally disturbing is the fact that LePage supports a Trump presidency despite openly criticizing his personality and saying he’s “not a guy ideally I’d want my daughter going after.”
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