Originally posted by @moonbus
He didn't really want to be president. What he wants is to be in the public eye, and he'll do or say anything to stay there. This is all just reality tv for him.
As more about Trump's business dealings come to light, I doubt that.
Trump's son, Eric, in 2008 said “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets." Given that Trump has relied heavily on Russian investors, the idea that Russia rigged the election against Hillary, adds weight to Trump wanting to be president.
One of Trump's first acts as president was to appoint Rex Tlllerson as Secretary of State (a foreign relations position). Tillerson was formerly an executive at Enron, who had a multi-billion dollar deal with Russia that blocked due to sanctions under Obama.
See how it all comes together? Trump giving classified intel to Russians behind closed doors, multiple Trump staffers busted for lying about Russia, etc., etc? And now it turns out his son-in-law, Kushner, used White House meetings to secure loans. Add the fact that Trump refused to set up a blind trust, allowing him input on his businesses while having the highest office in America.....
It seems Trump had very good reasons for wanting to be president. Given how corrupt his administration's been proven to be, I doubt Trump wanting to be dictator was actually a "joke". I think Trump was just testing the waters by draping it as "comedy".