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Maine Gov. LePage: Donald Trump Needs to Show 'Authoritarian Power'

Paul LePage will continue to keep endorsing Donald Trump for president

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    Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's standing by embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after a series of controversies. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016)

    Maine's governor says he's standing by embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after a series of controversies.

    On WVOM radio Tuesday morning, Gov. Paul LePage said he would like to see Trump "show some authoritarian power" as president.

    "Sometimes I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we've had eight years of a president, he's an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores Congress and every single day, we're slipping into anarchy," LePage said.

    The Republican governor also weighed in on the 2005 audio tape leaked late last week, in which Trump bragged on an "Access Hollywood" bus about grabbing women "by the p****."

    "He is not my ideal guy I'd want my daughter going after," he said, but later added, "It's one thing to be in a locker room and talk, and it's another to be in the White House and do it."

    The governor, who is no stranger to his own controversies, ended the interview by calling Trump a "breath of fresh air."