April 13, 2020

During his press conference which was largely a combination of propaganda and temper tantrum, Donald Trump opened his mouth and said these words with a straight face and serious tone:

"When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's gotta be. It's total."

And if that wasn't enough for you, watch him shush CNN's Kaitlan Collins when she asks him who told him he has "total authority."

Even Liz Cheney couldn't abide his claim to tyranny:

Nor could Jonah Goldberg:

Jonathan Turley:

The entire briefing was just one absurd claim after another. Trump was so unhinged that the CNN chyron writer had a field day:

CNN's Jim Acosta had an opinion, too:

On the topic of "total authority" many had opinions:

This sums it up nicely:

Tyranny presents itself in a swath of orange hair and self-tanner. November cannot come soon enough.

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