In totalitarian regimes, politicians love jailing their political opponents as a way to drive their point home. Now Donald Trump wants to bring that tried and true campaign strategy to the U.S., and a few CNN hosts noticed.
At one point during Sunday’s 2nd presidential debate, Trump turned to Hillary Clinton and assured her that if he wins the election, he’ll assign a “special prosecutor” to seek out a jail sentence for her.
Taken aback by Trump’s words, CNN’s Dana Bash noted that “what makes this country different from countries that have dictators in Africa or Stalin or Hitler, or any of those countries with dictators and totalitarian leaders, is that when they took over, they put their opponents in jail.”
“To hear one presidential candidate say — even if it was a flip comment, which it was — ‘You’re gonna be in jail’ to another presidential candidate on the debate stage in the United States of America… Stunning, just stunning.”
Watch the full segment below: