Archive: The Washington Post

“Strongmen leaders incite crises so they can pose themselves as the law-and-order solution.”

The Washington Post, August 30, 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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“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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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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“… 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,”

The Washington Post, May 6, 2019

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“Only certain people are America to Trump…he’s very purposefully shaping the image of American government to fit the white nationalist policy he believes in.”

The Washington Post, April 4, 2019

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“Trump and Republicans Settle on Fear and Falsehoods as Midterm Strategy”

The Washington Post, October 22, 2018

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Kellyanne Conway addressing the March for Life

How to push back against Trump’s propaganda machine

Earlier this week, President Trump gave an interview to two correspondents at the Hill. The interviewers served him softball questions and plenty of adulation. His claim that his attacks on the FBI could one …

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“The widening circle of the parties that he’s accusing is predictable because I see Donald Trump as an authoritarian in the making or an authoritarian wannabe, and there’s always a transition process of this sort of leader asserting himself above all the authorities. Every authoritarian leader eventually asserts himself as the only arbiter of truth.”

The Washington Post, August 30, 2018

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When Investigators Threatened His Power, He Declared Dictatorship

He threatened the press, joked about ruling for life and bullied everyone, including the allies who helped him get into office, while enjoying a cult following among his base. When …

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