‘The View’ fantasizes that Trump could be ‘hung’ like Mussolini, ‘upside down in a square’

Former President Donald J. Trump could one day meet a similar fate as one of history’s most notorious fascist dictators, according to the ladies on “The View” who devoted a segment to more of the conspiratorial paranoia and revenge fantasies that are common traits shared by Democrats and their minions.

On Wednesday’s edition of the daytime ABC gabfest, the co-hosts were griping about Trump and another bogeyman of Democrats, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and discussing a New York Times article that posited if he wins the election next year, the current GOP frontrunner would “consolidate” power in the Oval Office, something that really bothers those who have no problem with Joe Biden having done exactly that.

At one point, Joy Behar said that Trump could end up like Benito Mussolini, the WW II-era Italian strongman who was strung up by a mob, or as she put it, they “hung him upside down in a square.”

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“What’s interesting about very many of these people who you’ve sort of talked about not even saying or admitting that anything wrong was done, it’s because they want to do the same thing. DeSantis wants the same kind of country,” proclaimed co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “He believes I believe that he wants to also be a dictator. I believe many of these folks who are defending this think this is an interesting prospect. I have to tell you, I’m — I never thought in my lifetime that I would see this country come as close to dictatorship as I’ve seen.”

The show’s pet conservative Alyssa Farah Griffin then brought up the NY Times piece, another Maggie Haberman special, that based on the usual anonymous sources claims, “Mr. Trump and his associates have a broader goal: to alter the balance of power by increasing the president’s authority over every part of the federal government that now operates, by either law or tradition, with any measure of independence from political interference by the White House, according to a review of his campaign policy proposals and interviews with people close to him.”

“What’s so crazy to me about this whole scenario is Donald Trump, there’s this big piece in The New York Times. We talked about it briefly yesterday. Donald Trump’s team around him now on the record saying his plans for a second term are to grow the executive branch and the powers of the presidency,” she said.

“To eliminate checks and balances,” clucked Sara Haines.

Griffin added,” To eliminate checks and balances and the coequal branches of government. I’m a conservative and been a conservative longer than Donald Trump has. That ain’t conservative. That is growing the federal government and the power of one man.”

“That’s called dictatorship,” exclaimed Goldberg.

“It’s inching toward dictatorship. Exactly” agreed Griffin.

Co-host Sunny Hostin then put “Il Duce” in play. “Now we’re going back but Mussolini had that same thought that he was going to take away these sort of individual agencies and place them under his power and he was quite successful doing that.”

Behar responded, “But do you know what the Italians did to Mussolini, they hung him upside down in a square in Milan, and his girlfriend.”

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