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Democrat Rep: Trump Wants to Be Like Putin

Gregory Meeks claimed that Trump wants to shut down the freedom of the press.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) said on CNN on Thursday that President Trump “wants to be like Mr. Putin.”

“He would like to shut down the press or have the state run the press,” Meeks said of Trump’s alleged autocratic ambitions. “He would like to be more of an authoritarian-type president.”

Meeks added that he would like to see Trump push the values of democracy in his meeting with Putin.