Trump is a Baby Dictator — But He’s Learning

By Manny Otiko

President Donald Trump is a baby dictator. I can say that because I have experience living through real dictatorships. I’m talking about “disappear if you say something bad about the president” dictatorships. In the 1980s and 1990s, Nigeria was ruled by several military juntas and that was my first experience of living in a country where your opinion doesn’t count.

In a dicatorship, decisions get made without any discussion and are announced after the fact. (Kind of like Trump announcing the U.S. military is going…