Mr Trump also said he had "complete power" to pardon, amid reports he was considering presidential pardons for family members, aides and even himself in response to the Russian investigation.
This is fascinating and disturbing stuff. It seems that – as earlier postulated – America now has a dictator at the helm.
I don’t suppose Donald has even heard of the English Civil War, much less have any knowledge of its causes and eventual outcome. But maybe he should look into it because Charles I also believed in the Divine Right of Kings, and seven years after it was put to the test he became the only monarch in English history to be judicially executed.
Will Trump still be there in seven years time? Will it take the military to remove him? Will he use his wealth to bribe the top brass? Or will he play fair and merely contrive to re-arrange the system so as to win the next election by foul means if fair ones won’t do.
Fanciful? Probably. But who knows the real nature of Donald Trump? At times he seems to be a very dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. On the other hand, some of his weak tweets and avoidance tactics suggest that he might just be a paper tiger. Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a crystal ball and look four years into the future?