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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Nah, he's too populist to be a fascist.
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Using the definition below the answer is a giant No!


    fascism

    a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control of social and economic life, and extreme pride in country and race, with no expression of political disagreement allowed

    FASCISM | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    The question was not whether America was fascist, it was whether Trump was. Does Trump have fascist tendencies? If left unchecked, would he move America toward fascism.

    Using your definition, Trump fits "powerful leader, extreme price in country and race and no expression of political disagreement allowed" provision very well.

    The only open issue is to what extent would Trump want control of social and economic life, with the latter, given that he wants to control the fed and pick winners and losers in various industries, I would say he clicks off that attribute as well. Trump has a very high proclivity to fascism.... only American institutions and traditions have stood in his way, but that doesn't stop him from tearing those down brick by brick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Nah, he's too populist to be a fascist.
    Fascism is often rooted in populism and nationalism. Populism can be a gateway drug to fascism. See also Peronism.

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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post


    Says the person who openly defends it. Get back in your lane. Your opinion is trash.
    Defends what? Trump isnt a fascist. The only people who think he is are people who dont know wtf they are talking about. People like you.
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post

    Using your definition, Trump fits "powerful leader,
    As does every other US President
    extreme price in country and race
    Are there presidents who havent expressed extreme pride in this country? If so, name them. As for pride in his 'race' where has he ever said that or even hinted at it?
    and no expression of political disagreement allowed"
    Are you out of your mind? The entire mainstream media expresses 'political disagreement' with Trump 24/7 and he has done nothing to stop it. Nothing.

    The only open issue is to what extent would Trump want control of social and economic life, with the latter, given that he wants to control the fed and pick winners and losers in various industries, I would say he clicks off that attribute as well. Trump has a very high proclivity to fascism.... only American institutions and traditions have stood in his way, but that doesn't stop him from tearing those down brick by brick.
    Complete garbage. It is the left that assaults every American institution, not the right. Hence the term 'conservative.'
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism (America first) characterized by dictatorial power, (I can do anything I want) forcible suppression of opposition, (false accusations and firing all who oppose him) and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. (Anti-migration, discouragement of global trade, bigotry).

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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Trump is certainly the closest thing in a fascist the American presidency has ever seen.
    And Bernie Sanders would be the closest thing in a Communist the American presidency has ever seen.

    Fortunately Bernie's not a Communist and Trump's not a Fascist.
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    I've commented multiple times on how this administration isn't really conservative. It embraces the expansion of government, dismisses the importance of environmental protection, constitutional checks and balances, respect of the Judicial and Congressional Branches, isn't transparent or efficient, etc.

    But this isn't Fascism. Trump is an authoritarian leader. Many of his followers are oblivious to the fact that they're promoting a fascist ideology. But Trump is ultimately a liar who uses the appeal of white nationalism and hatred of opposition to court votes. In other words, Trump isn't a fascist. He just plays one on TV.
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    And Bernie Sanders would be the closest thing in a Communist the American presidency has ever seen.

    Fortunately Bernie's not a Communist and Trump's not a Fascist.
    Sanders is not a Communist nor anything close. Trump on the other had, has shown he wants to destroy checks and balances in the other two branches of government and wants to be the authoritarian in charge. That puts him not only in charge as President but puts him slithering towards the goal of authoritarianism.

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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Defends what? Trump isnt a fascist. The only people who think he is are people who dont know wtf they are talking about. People like you.


    I literally gave a point-by-point response to a DICTIONARY DEFINITION showing how he was a fascist. But go on, please keep demonstrating how you fascism supporters like to project and to demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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    Re: Is Trump a Fascist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Using the definition below the answer is a giant No!


    fascism

    a political system based on a very powerful leader, state control of social and economic life, and extreme pride in country and race, with no expression of political disagreement allowed

    FASCISM | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    Don't expect liberal loons to bother to look up what a fascist actually is.

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