Brit Hume says Trump more likely to drive Republicans to defeat than be a dictator

December 7, 2023

Former President Donald Trump enjoys a commanding lead in all relevant GOP primary polls and many national surveys against President Joe Biden.

Over the past week or so, Democratic operatives -- clearly scared of a Trump victory -- have attempted to create a narrative that Trump winning a second term in the White House would be akin to a "dictator" running the country.

While Trump and his supporters have hit back, hard, on the claim, media pundits have discussed it at length.

According to Breitbart, Fox News chief political analyst Brit Hume offered his take on the situation, saying that Trump won't drive America to a dictatorship, adding that Trump is more likely to drive Republicans to defeat at the hands of Biden.

Hume, known not to be a fan of Trump, held nothing back as he told host Bret Baier how he thinks it will all go down.

"They are predicting that he would try to drive the country toward dictatorship. That he would use his second term to seek revenge on everybody who resisted and opposed him over the term of his presidency and beyond. I have to say it seems to me it’s all a little overwrought," Hume said.

Hume added, "We had four years of Donald Trump and blustered and bragged and threatened and so forth and, yet he didn’t bring us to the brink of dictatorship. And for all the excitement that was created by his activities after the election, which, he tried everything he could to try to remain in power, in the end, it failed. What was labeled an insurrection lasted about three or four hours. It was no match for the constitutional restraints that exist and would exist in a Trump second term."

He continued, "He’s more likely to drive the Republicans to a defeat at the hands of Joe Biden than he is to drive the country toward dictatorship."

Not surprisingly, many took issue with Hume's assessment, especially given Trump's continued success in some of the biggest polls against Biden.

"That should make Hume happy then," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "Hume needs to get out of DC once in a while. He pushed !JEB! in 2015."

Only time will tell if Hume's prediction is accurate, but clearly, many believe he's backing the wrong horse.