John Stossel writes “Sunday, when Fox’s Chris Wallace challenged Johnson’s plan to replace the IRS with a consumption tax, Johnson pointed out that he’s ‘not getting elected dictator or king.’”
Wallace suggested that means, “Don’t take my policies seriously because they won’t get through.”
It means that Johnson understands that America is a constitutional republic and there are (and ought to be) checks on what presidents can do.
In response to Wallace’s comment about Johnson not taking his promises seriously, Johnson said, “Take them very seriously. Count on certainty that we’re always going to support taxes going lower … being in business being easier, rules and regulations not getting worse.”