On Dec. 4, 2023, the X account Republicans Against Trump, among others, reported that former U.S. President Donald Trump had posted a link on Truth Social to a Washington Post op-ed headlined, "A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending."
Donald Trump just posted a link to a Washington Post article titled, “A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending.”
He is telling us exactly what he plans to do. Wake up America! pic.twitter.com/FIxccEg5un
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) December 4, 2023
It is true that on Dec. 4, Trump "ReTruthed" (as reposting is called on the Truth Social social platform) a post by @MillsforFlorida, the official account of U.S. Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., advocating Trump's reelection and prominently linking to the aforementioned Post opinion article about an "increasingly inevitable" Trump dictatorship:
In a nutshell, the op-ed article argues that if Trump were reelected in 2024, the odds are "pretty good" that his presidency would turn into a dictatorship. We will not attempt to assess that argument here.
Was Trump aware he was sharing content claiming his presidency would likely turn into a dictatorship? Snopes has reached out to Trump's presidential campaign for comment and will update this article if/when we learn more.
Snopes previously fact-checked a meme claiming Trump said Hitler's "Mein Kampf" had a "profound effect" on him.