For months now, there has been a theory floating around in the mainstream media, (and also in some not-so-mainstream arenas), that Donald Trump was going to be working toward installing the first American dictatorship should he not win the 2020 election. Or, even if he did…all depending on where you were getting your spin from.
For the politically-savvy, it was rather apparent that this sort of pre-judged outcome was pure propaganda, and the sort of predictive nonsense that would be supplemented later by any number of actions taken in Washington. Furthermore, it’s likely that this dire and definitive claim was a byproduct of the intense and undeniable polarization of our political spectrum, in which Americans have been simply jumping to the worst conclusions about everyone they dislike.
Remember, Alex Jones claimed that both W. and Obama were going to usher in “martial law” in the name of the Illuminati, and that a number of Democratic leaders and entertainers have spent the last four years comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler.
This is the conjecture of political prejudice, and it has come home to roost again with Trump’s defiance of his electoral loss.
Now, as the President continues his legal maneuvering, this “dictator” theory has new legs.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Tuesday that he sees parallels between the conduct of Republicans following President Trump’s electoral defeat last week and Germany in the 1930s when the Nazi Party came to power.
In an interview with CNN, the high-ranking House Democrat said that the U.S. was “teetering” on the edge of fascism, warning that the president’s attempts to overturn the results of last Tuesday’s election raised the possibility that Trump could become a “dictator.”
“I’ve been telling people for a long time now, I’m beginning to see what happened in Germany back in the 1930s,” Clyburn told host Chris Cuomo.
“I never thought that could happen in this country. How do you elect a person president, then all of a sudden give him the authority to be dictator? That’s what we’re teetering on here,” he continued.
Comparisons of modern day politicians to Adolf Hitler have been strongly condemned by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, and are largely considered offensive to those who’ve been effected by The Holocaust.
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