Doug Burgum Defends Calling Biden Administration A ‘Dictatorship’ | EUROtoday

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Gov. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.) dug in his heels whereas repeating claims that Americans reside below a “dictatorship” with President Joe Biden.

During an look on “State of the Union” Sunday, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins pressed the governor to elucidate why he thinks his political disagreements with Biden make the Democratic president a despot.

“I understand you don’t like President Biden’s policies on immigration or student loans,” Collins advised Burgum, a contender for Donald Trump’s 2024 vice presidential spot. “But, respectfully, you’re calling the democratically elected president a dictator.”

Citing Biden’s use of govt orders, Burgum stated, “I just think that there’s again a double standard here. He is bypassing the other two branches of government to push an ideological view of — whether it’s on economics or whether it’s on climate extremism — he’s doing that without using the other branches.”

Collins pushed again, telling the governor, “I don’t think anyone expects the Republican governor to agree with President Biden on that. But it’s not a dictatorship.”

Burgum appears on Fox Business Network on June 13, 2024. He tried to explain why he's repeatedly called President Joe Biden a dictator during a Sunday appearance on CNN's "State of the Union."
Burgum seems on Fox Business Network on June 13, 2024. He tried to elucidate why he is repeatedly known as President Joe Biden a dictator throughout a Sunday look on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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“Well, I think again, part of where this word has come from has been a nonstop media attack on President Trump saying that he might use executive orders when he takes office,” Burgum replied.

Somehow managing to muddle his message, Burgum went on to say Biden needs to be utilizing govt powers to strengthen safety on the southern U.S. border.

In response, Collins reminded the governor that Trump signed 220 govt orders throughout his tenure in workplace, way over the 139 Biden has enacted “in the same timespan.”

During his “State of the Union” look, Burgum additionally conveniently ignored Trump’s personal remarks about flirting with a dictatorship if reelected.

Last December, the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee vowed to not abuse his presidential powers if appointed, “Except for day one.”

Watch Burgum and Collins’ trade right here: