Interview Archive: Donald Trump and Authoritarianism

Trump’s coziness with authoritarians is backfiring spectacularly in Syria

“The cost of allying with autocrats like Erdogan and Putin has never been clearer.”

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Staring down impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions

“Trump’s Cult of Victimization”

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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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CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Interview, August 5, 2019

“With a white nationalist in the White House stoking hatred and 400+ million guns in circulation, America is in uncharted terrain.”

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Trump’s controversial “Salute to America” July Fourth event, explained – Vox

“Trump is turning American military might…,into a way to glorify himself and further an agenda which is seen as authoritarian.”

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Trump’s Fourth of July Takeover Was Inevitable – The Atlantic

“Trump has to colonize everything…Any holiday, any civic ritual, becomes a Trump ritual.”

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A Fascist Trump Rally In Greenville – Huffington Post

“Trump has created a corps of supporters fanatically loyal to him who turn his latest racist messages into group rituals (chants, slogans) and who hate the people he tells them to.”

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RNC Giving Out Tickets To Trump’s Hijacked Fourth Of July Celebration – Huffington Post

“The military has been domesticated. I think the will to resist him has evaporated.”

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All in with Chris Hayes, MSNBC

“Trump is a marketing master…he’s very dangerous because he knows exactly how to communicate.”

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Ashley Parker, “Two more years? Trump’s retweet sets off a furor over the idea of bonus time.” – The Washington Post

“… authoritarians are continually testing the boundaries to see what they can get away with, and everything he does is a challenge to Democrats to mount some response against him,”

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