Interview Archive: Donald Trump

“How do Trump’s behaviors continue authoritarian traditions?”

Slate Trumpcast, December 21, 2019

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“Authoritarian governance is all about avoiding accountability and removing anyone who thinks differently.”

Business Insider, May 19, 2020

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“A leader like Trump sees any questioning as a challenge, as a threat to his power.”

The Washington Post, April 8, 2020

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“Trump is leading a personality cult, which in keeping with how authoritarian regimes have historically taken power, is consuming the American government.”

The Chauncey DeVega Show Podcast, January 9, 2020

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“The idea of shooting migrants comes up in his rallies… Trump laughed it off.”

ABC News, January 9, 2020

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“This is how a cult of personality works. The leader will say something that everyone knows is wrong, and no one will correct him.”

The NY Times, December 20, 2019

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A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

December 21, 2019

Virginia Heffernan interviews Ruth about seeing Donald Trump through an authoritarian lens, a deeper look at mafia culture, and how Trumpism will one day fall.

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“Stephen Miller is a quiet extremist – the most dangerous kind.”

The Guardian, December 4, 2019

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Dean Obedaillah Show, Sirius XM 10-01-2019

“This is more of Trump’s Politics of Apocalypse.”

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“Staring Down Impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions,”

Washington Post, September 28, 2019

“Their cult of victimization is part of their persona…It’s how they justify lashing out.”

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