The Dean Obeidallah Show: Would President Trump be a dictator?

On my live show Saturday morning we are talking politics, politics and more politics!   After all we are in the heart of the presidential primary season.

Is it now more likely that Hillary Clinton will be indicted over her handling of classified information on her private email server? This week we learned that the Justice Department granted immunity from prosecution to Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who set up Clinton’s private email server. Former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney Seema Iyer, Esq. will join me to discuss what granting immunity to Pagliano could actually mean to the criminal investigation and does this make it more likely Clinton could actually be indicted.

Would a President Trump be a dictator? After Donald Trump’s big victory on Super Tuesday, it’s looking increasingly like he will be the Republican presidential nominee. So we have to think ahead: what if Trump won the White House? NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin will be on to discuss the policies implemented by leaders of countries like Egypt, Russia and even Turkey to clamp down on freedom of the press and dissent. Do these policies resemble what Trump has vowed to do if elected president?

You Are My Guest!  We will have two segments on this Saturday’s show where you, the SiriusXM listener, are my guest. Here are the two issues:

Did Thursday’s GOP debate make us all dumber? On one hand, Fox News must be happy that Thursday’s Republican debate garnered the highest ratings for any debate in 2016 at nearly 17 million people. The downside is those 17 million people might actually have lost a few IQ points. We will talk the insanity of the debate from Trump bragging about his penis size to Ted Cruz giving Trump a time out and more. Plus on the serious side, we will get into Trump flip-flopping on his immigration views and his refusal to release an off the record interview with NY Times.

People who support Trump (regardless of political ideology) have one thing in common: They support authoritarianism. Why? That’s right, a recent national poll found that the number one factor that best predicts if a person is a Trump supporter is if they favor a “strong man” type leader for America.  Does it concern you to know that? More importantly, would Trump supporters be likely to support Trump if he wanted to curtail civil liberties, freedoms, etc.?

Hope you not only tune in to my LIVE show, but join the conversation at 877-974-7487. I want to hear what you think about these issues, plus join us for our weekly “Ask A Muslim” a question segment.

My show airs live every Saturday at 10 am to noon ET on SiriusXM Insight (Ch 121) and repeats several times over the weekend. It is also available On Demand. Hope you check it out and better yet give us a call during the show to “Ask a Muslim” a question, discuss issues of the week or even be contestant on our weekly segment “Name That Religion.” And as always, I want to be your Muslim friend – so if you don’t have one follow me on Twitter at @deanofcomedy and I’ll follow you back or ask me questions at

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