by Penka Arsova
Former President Barack Obama compared President Trump to a dictator who squashes press freedom, despite his own record in the White House.
What he said: Obama made the remarks during an interview with host Scott Pelley on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” His comments came in response to a question about President Trump’s allegations of election irregularities.
“It is one more step in delegitimizing not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally. And that’s a dangerous path,” Obama said.
“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,” he continued. “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.’”