Archive: Donald Trump

Trump used words like ‘invasion’ and ‘killer’ to discuss immigrants at rallies 500 times: USA TODAY analysis

“Trump does nothing by accident. The use of repetition – a propaganda mainstay – points to an intention by Trump to impose a way of thinking about his designated targets.”

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Trump says China’s Xi should meet ‘directly and personally’ with the Hong Kong protesters to negotiate a ‘happy’ ending to the clashes – Business Insider

“Trump’s history of public admiration for Xi Jinping as a repressive ruler who may stay in office indefinitely sends a clear signal of approval for anything Xi does to show his strength, including any military action in Hong Kong.”

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GOP can’t shake off the awful taint of Steve King’s racism and misogyny

“Are black and yellow people at our doors?” Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini asked this question in 1927, two years into his dictatorship — and his answer was yes. He falsely …

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“Send Her Back” and the Advancement of Trump’s Authoritarian Playbook

To many, it felt like a threshold had been passed on Wednesday night at Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina. When the president brought up Minnesota Democratic …

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There’s an irony in Trump making this July 4th all about the military

It was a July 4th in Washington DC unlike any other, just as President Donald Trump promised. Tanks sat in front of the Lincoln Memorial, F-35 fighter planes streaked the …

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Donald Trump speaking in Washington, D.C.

Trump keeps threatening the freedom of speech

Since President Trump’s election in November 2016, optimists have gone on trying to reassure each other. “Our institutions will hold,” they say. Our institutions will only hold, however, if they …

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Trump in the Old World: Pictures tell the story

Anyone who needs confirmation that our world is in transition need only look at the images generated by the visit of President Donald Trump and his family and entourage to …

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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

Beware of President Trump’s Nefarious Language Games

The strongman knows that it starts with words. He uses them early on to test out his plans to expand and personalize executive power on political elites, the press and …

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President Donald J. Trump addresses the nation on the South Asia strategy

Trump’s ‘trial balloons’ test our commitment to freedom

How does a democratic political culture turn into something more authoritarian? How do leaders persuade people to accept their repressive agendas, scapegoat targeted groups and disrespect democratic norms? In the …

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat Analyzes Authoritarianism & Trump’s Predatory Masculinity

“He becomes a masculine hero… he becomes the heartland vs. the elite… Ruth Ben-Ghiat During this week’s show, Professor Ben-Ghiat and Chauncey discuss Donald Trump’s rise to power, authoritarianism and …

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