Donald Trump and fascism

This video from the USA says about itself:

Father of Fascism Studies: Donald Trump Shows Alarming Willingness to Use Fascist Terms & Styles

15 March 2016

“Fascism: Could it happen here?” That’s a question increasingly being raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues his bid for the White House. People as varied as actor George Clooney, comedian Louis C.K. and Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss have suggested Trump is a fascist.

Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto criticized Trump by invoking the fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Trump has retweeted quotes by Mussolini. Is Donald Trump really a fascist? We put the question to the father of fascism studies, Robert Paxton, professor emeritus of social science at Columbia University and author of several books, including “The Anatomy of Fascism.”

This video from the USA says about itself:

Donald Trump Scares Me”: Ex-GOP Lawmaker on the ’16 Race, Climate Denialism & the Supreme Court

15 March 2016

Former Republican Congressmember Mickey Edwards has been described as a founding father of the modern conservative movement. He was a founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. He chaired the House Republican Policy Committee. But his analysis of the nation’s current political situation may surprise you, from his take on the presidential race to climate change to Guantánamo.

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15 thoughts on “Donald Trump and fascism

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  2. Donald Trump has an exceedingly attenuated relationship with the truth.

    Or, to put it more bluntly, he’s a liar.

    I could kill your entire day giving you examples, so I’ll limit myself just to these:

    Donald Trump said “I don’t know anything about David Duke,” two days after he disavowed David Duke’s support.
    Donald Trump called Ted Cruz a liar for saying that Trump had discussed Libya. But Trump did – on Trump’s own blog.
    Trump “heard recently” that unemployment in America is at 42 percent. Who told him that, a unicorn?
    Trump’s first campaign ad supposedly depicted Mexicans swarming over our southern border. Actually, it was Moroccans swarming into Melilla, a Spanish enclave. Whoops!
    Trump tweeted that 81% of all white homicide victims are killed by African-Americans. Actually, it’s 15%.
    Trump said that “thousands and thousands of people were cheering” in New Jersey when the World Trade Center collapsed. Uh, no. Maybe Trump was thinking of the time the Giants won the Super Bowl.
    Trump said that the Obama Administration is sending refugees to states with Republican Governors. Actually, the Administration doesn’t even decide this; private groups do.
    Donald Trump says that he never said that Marco Rubio was Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator. But Trump’s website did.
    Donald Trump said that there are 30 million undocumented persons in the United States. Actually, there are 11 million.
    Donald Trump says that after U.S. forces liberated Kuwait, Kuwait never reimbursed us for the cost of the war. Actually, Kuwait paid $16 billion.

    If Donald Trump ever gets elected President, it will be a Reign of Error like we’ve never seen before. Expect long speeches on how he is so wonderful that he’ll make 2 + 2 = 7. Someone has to fight back, and that someone is me. Support our Senate campaign today >>

    Here’s a tough question: Is Donald Trump an incessant liar, or is he just the most gullible man in America? (The French have a term for someone who is constitutionally incapable of separating fact from fiction: “barjo.”) I don’t know, and I don’t want to know, either. What I do know is that this year will be a year of firsts: our next President either will be —

    the first Jewish President;
    the first woman President;
    the first Hispanic President; or
    the first barjo President.


    Rep. Alan Grayson


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