Former President Barack Obama compared President Donald Trump to a dictator during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday and was subsequently slammed on social media for the hypocrisy of his statements given things that he did while president.
“I think that there has been this sense over the last several years that literally anything goes and is justified in order to get power,” Obama said. “And that’s not unique to the United States. There are strong men and dictators around the world who think that, ‘I can do anything to stay in power. I can kill people. I can throw them in jail. I can run phony elections. I can suppress journalists.’”
“But that’s not who we’re supposed to be,” he added. “And one of the signals I think that Joe Biden needs to send to the world is that, ‘No, those values that we preached, and we believed in, and subscribed in– we still believe.’”