Hillary: ‘I think Trump, left to his own devices, unchecked, would become even more authoritarian than he’s tried to be’

Promising to help her party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, Hillary Clinton warned that an unchecked  President Trump would become “even more authoritarian.”

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The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee made her remarks during a podcast while promoting her book, “What Happened.”

“I think that Trump left to his own devices, unchecked, would become even more authoritarian than he has tried to be,” she said in the “Pod Save America” podcast that aired Tuesday.

“Also remember, the right-wing, aided and funded by Mercers, Koch brothers, etc., is very serious about calling a constitutional convention,” she added. “They need 34 states. Last I checked they were like at 28-29. Part of their gerrymandering is to control state legislatures, elect Republican governors and to call a constitutional convention.”

Clinton argued that the right has a “very insidious” agenda.

“If you really get deep into what they’re advocating, limits on the First Amendment, no limits on the Second Amendment, limits on criminal justice, I mean there is a very insidious right-wing agenda,” she said.

Trump “likes the idea of unaccountable, unchecked power,” Clinton continued. “What you see Trump doing is appointing, nominating people for the court who are totally in sync with this right-wing agenda. U.S. attorneys absolutely ready to carry out his bidding.

“It’s a very clear agenda that hard for Americans to really kind of wrap our heads around because we never had to deal with anything like this before,” she continued, adding that “there is no more important mission” for Democrats than taking back the House and Senate in 2018.

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