And, BTW, in what way is he being a dictator? Because partisan hacks that have your ear have accused him of that? What evidence do you have to support that accusation? Please be specific.
Although I believe this to be an exercise in futility, I will try to answer you. It seems obvious to me that I will not change your mind, and you will not change my mind, but here goes..
SPECIFICALLY, I used the term WANNABE. This is to imply that his words and behavior mimic those of someone who wants to wield unquestioned authority. It is my perception of his actions. Among them:
1-Declaring the press as "Enemy of the American people" and vilifying those who report anything painting him in a negative light while praising outlets aka Fox News Channel as the last bastion of journalistic integrity.
2-Demonizing an entire ethnic group while building up nationalistic fever (Mexican immigrants labeled as drug dealers, criminals and rapists).
3-Declaring national emergency, threaten governmental shutdowns, etc., whenever he doesn't get his way.
4-Wanting to throw a big military parade which seemed designed less to celebrate our country's anniversary of independence and more to glorify himself and the power at his command.
5- Riling up his supporters into a frenzy with chants advocating the imprisonment of his political rivals.
6- Refusing to accept any evidence of infallibility in the power he wields, such as his inability to deal with the general election results, almost 3 years later, insisting that the winning margin was the result of illegal votes.
That's just off the top of my head. Let's not forget the open admiration he's expressed, either personally or for the way they get things done, for Kim Jong-un, Mohammed bin Salman, Erdogan, and of course, his BFF Putin.
When trump decides he can run for a third term, then I will concede your point.
Which I think he would love to do. Remember when he talked about Chinese President Xi's abolishment of term limits and "joked" that maybe the U.S. should try it some day? Yes, yes, he was "joking". First of all, Trump HAS no sense of humor..although apparently he THINKS he does, because every time he needs to walk something back, he or his supporters use the "he was only joking" defense. I can't help but get the feeling that, of course he was joking, but as unlikely as it may sound, it was also dipping a little toe in the water to see just how warm it was. If only to rile up his fanbase with a new rallying cry. I know a number of people who quite often joke about something to gauge reaction.
Another point: Even if one of the multiple investigations does come up with a credible charge against the president, half the country won't believe it because of all the other nonsensical and petty claims the dems have put up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes it. You can only cry wolf so many times.
Half the country won't believe it because of the "fake news" and "witch hunt" beliefs he has instilled in them.
Bottom line, if you don't like the term "wannabe dictator", let me offer up something that might be a little more palatable. The mindset the president seems to be demonstrating is that of someone who feels that being President of the United States should be the same as being the head of The Trump Organization, in that his word and his decisions are law, and where everyone works under him...Attorney General, Dept. of Justice, Congress...all are working for HIM, not the American people. Complete and unswerving loyalty are demanded without any guarantees of reciprocation, and termination is swift and accompanied by public laceration on Twitter or elsewhere when one does not toe the line. Everything he does, it seems to me, is done for personal gain or glory. He is The Boss, 100 percent, and everyone else is answerable to him.
There. Said what I wanted to. I have no interest in prolonging this further or joining in the political mayhem and certainly not in letting things escalate into the kind of personal attacks that have dominated this place lately but did want to respond to your question. I have given you my opinions and perceptions, and will now go back to playing bored challenges and wishing happy birthdays.
"#$%&@*&"-Donald F. Duck