Tom McCarthy, “Is Trump an Authoritarian? Experts Examine Telltale Signs,” – The Guardian

Trump’s recent attempts to undermine the election results in Arizona and Florida served two purposes, said Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of history at New York University specializing in fascism. The president was testing his ability to corrupt the results of the election, she said, but also pursuing “an authoritarian attempt to make our reality uncertain”. “The authoritarian wants us to lose our faith in our ears and our eyes, what we read and what we observe, so that we can be more dependent on him,” Ben-Ghiat said. “‘Reality is what I say it is. “So it’s very, very dangerous that he is doing this with regard to the biggest index of democracy, which is free and fair elections.”

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

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