See: Republic, Banana
“If I win,” he said, “I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
“Yeah,” Trump interrupted, “because you’d be in jail.”
"But threatening her to her face in a national debate with jail was an assault that went beyond his attacks on women, Muslims, Mexicans, the disabled, prisoners of war and Gold Star families to strike at the American democratic system itself.
We don’t jail our political foes here like in tin-pot, third-world banana republics or dictatorships. We attempt to succeed them via orderly transitions of power."