Immigrant deportations, women under surveillance… what Trump's second term will look like, according to “Time”

Cover image of the latest edition Time Dedicated to Donald Trump.
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The former US president, who is running for president in November, spoke candidly in two exclusive interviews with the magazine.

The “Time” magazine It devoted a large portion of its latest issue to former US President Donald Trump. The title is sobering: “If He Wins”. Behind a sleek black-and-white cover, where a serene-looking Donald Trump poses, the words of the Republican nominee for president next November do not lack explosiveness. The real estate tycoon actually allowed it Two exclusive interviews From to journalists TimeIn it he lays bare what a second Trump term might look like: what the press describes “The Imperialist President Who Will Reshape America and Its Role in the World”.

The newspaper summarizes what a Trump 2 administration will look like in one column: “Trump told me he would be willing to build immigration detention centers and deploy the U.S. military at the border and inside the country to carry out a deportation crackdown designed to force more than 11 million people out of the country. It would allow conservative states to monitor women's pregnancies and prosecute violators of the abortion ban. According to top advisers, He will freeze funds appropriated by Congress, in violation of the tradition of independent law enforcement, and will be willing to fire a US Attorney who has been convicted of a January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. He planned, more than 800 of them pleaded guilty or were found guilty by a jury.He could not help an ally under attack in Europe or Asia if he felt that country did not pay enough for its own defense. He would gut the U.S. civil service, send National Cards to American cities as they see fit, close the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness, and line up his administration with allies who support his false claim that the 2020 elections were stolen.

More than 20 US states have banned abortion in whole or in part since the Supreme Court overturned the “Roe v. Wade” ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion, and Trump says these policies should be left up to states to do what they want. , including monitoring women's pregnancies. “I think they can.”, he said. Asked by a reporter if he would be comfortable with state governments prosecuting women who have abortions beyond the legal deadline, he replied: “It doesn't matter if I'm comfortable or not. This is completely irrelevant because it is the states that make these decisions.

They are not civilians. They are illegals in our country. This is an invasion of our country. »

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On immigration, Donald Trump has not hidden his intention: to implement the deportation of more than 11 million undocumented people. To achieve this unprecedented goal, he will deploy the US Army and National Guard to secure the border and conduct massive sweeps. When the journalist points out that the US military cannot be positioned against civilians, Trump fires back: “Well, they're not civilians. They are illegals in our country. This is an invasion of our country. An invasion that no country has ever seen before.

When the journalist from Time He asks if he likes “hit” If Biden is re-elected, Trump responds: “It depends on what happens in the Supreme Court.” If the Supreme Court's nine justices — three of whom are Trump appointees — don't exonerate him, he believes, “And then, Biden, because he's committed so many crimes, I'm sure he'll be prosecuted for all his crimes.” The comments make the newspaper fear that Trump is using justice for personal vendettas.

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When the journalist from finally Time to hear him “Don't you see why so many Americans see this talk of totalitarianism as antithetical to our most cherished ideals?” Donald Trump rejected the idea: “I think a lot of people will like it.”He insists.

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