Alarm Raised As Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Reveals What Trump Plans To Do If Re-Elected

by Jessica

Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has suggested that former President Donald Trump harbors intentions to undermine American democracy if reelected.

According to a report by The Hill on Saturday, March 2, 2024, Vindman, a key witness in Trump’s first impeachment inquiry, expressed concern over the potential damage Trump could inflict on democratic institutions.

Vindman, during a recent interview on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” asserted, “We might have only one more vote left that really matters.”

He continued, “If Trump comes to office, he’s already declared that he intends to be a dictator. The President and the chief executive is invested with broad powers.”

He emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating that the upcoming election may be the last opportunity to prevent a threat to the democratic values that have endured for nearly 250 years.

“And it’s not easy to undo American democracy that’s been around for nearly 250 years, but a lot of damage has been done,” he claimed. “And, President Trump has every intention to do that.”

Drawing parallels with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s leadership style, Vindman painted a grim picture of how Trump might run the White House.

He urged voters to exercise their right to vote as a crucial means of preventing the “challenges and oppression that the Russians are facing.”

The retired Lieutenant Colonel’s remarks came after his criticism of Trump’s rhetoric concerning NATO in the aftermath of the recent death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Vindman accused Trump of inviting Putin to attack NATO, suggesting that this may have played a role in the calculated decision to assassinate Navalny.

“Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to attack NATO,” Vindman recently told MSNBC’s Michael Steele. “I would say that that probably was a contributing factor in the calculus around the assassination of Navalny.”

Trump’s recent comments on NATO during a rally in South Carolina further fueled concerns. The former president characterized the organization as “busted” and alluded to insufficient contributions to the defense fund by NATO allies.

Trump recounted a scenario where a country asked if the U.S. would protect them in the event of a Russian attack, to which he replied, “No, I would not protect you,” and even encouraged them to act freely.

“One of the presidents of a big country stood up, said, ‘Well, sir, if we don’t pay and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?'” Trump said at the rally. “I said, ‘You didn’t pay, you’re delinquent.’ He said, ‘Yes, let’s say that happened.’ No, I would not protect you.”

He added, “In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want.”

Vindman, in his interview, not only highlighted Trump’s disdain for NATO but also warned about the potential consequences if the alliance faced an attack during a potential Trump administration.

According to Vindman, Trump’s signaling has created a real threat, suggesting that the Republican party, both in the future and currently, might not come to NATO’s aid in the face of an attack.

“This is not a ‘what if’ scenario, ‘What happens if Donald Trump is back in office in 2025?'” Vindman said in the interview on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”

“The threat is real, because what Donald Trump has done, is he’s offered a signal that the Republican party, not just Trump in the future, but the Republican party today would not show up, in the event of an attack on NATO.”

The retired Army officer’s words also echo concerns from critics who fear that Trump’s return to the presidency could lead to a departure from democratic norms.

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