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Archive for June 2019

If Trump ‘enables the far-right’, who enabled Trump?

Friday, J June 2019

Until recently liberals have been happy to describe Donald Trump as a ‘populist’ or ‘white supremacist’. Then London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested that he resembles a ‘20th century fascist’. A couple of days later the rising star of the American Democratic Party went a shade further. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chooses to describe the detention centres on American’s border with Mexico, designed to corral illegal immigrants prior to deportation, as “concentration camps”. She argues that as only a fascist would create concentration camps, ergo Trump is a “fascist”. She didn’t say that Trump is actually “Hitler”, although in following up on the theme a CNN presenter, Don Lemon, would actually do so. (more…)