Another case of Krugman calling out Trump for what he is:
Let’s call things by their proper names here. Arpaio is, of course, a white supremacist. But he’s more than that. There’s a word for political regimes that round up members of minority groups and send them to concentration camps, while rejecting the rule of law: What Arpaio brought to Maricopa, and what the president of the United States has just endorsed, was fascism, American style.
First of all Trump is a regime not a presidency and is especially authoritarian. But is the power of this regime becoming diminished?
According to Robert Reich Trump can be made irrelevant and it is starting to happen. Read on:
From an August 21 NYT’s column: What Will Trump Do to American Workers?
With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it’s clearer than ever that Donald Trump’s promise to be a populist fighting for ordinary workers was worth about as much as any other Trump promise — that is, nothing.
His agenda, such as it is, amounts to reverse Robin Hood with extra racism — the conventional Republican strategy of taking from struggling families to give to the rich, while distracting lower-income whites by attacking Those People, with the only difference being just how blatantly he plays the race card.
The point is that progressives shouldn’t celebrate too much over Trump’s legislative failures. As long as he’s in office, he retains a lot of power to betray the working people who supported him. And in case you haven’t noticed, betraying those who trust him is a Trump specialty.
Former US defence secretary William Cohen and ex-presidential adviser Ron Christie on Mr Trump’s reaction to a white supremacist rally.
Trump and Charlottesville: ‘Amoral’ president stuns world
Not under Trump. He panders to the alt-right and the domestic terrorism of the neo-nazis and white supremacists. In fact they are a significant part of his base.
Charlottesville and a Michael Lewis article, Why the Scariest Nuclear Treat May Be Coming from Inside the White House, has opened my eyes. This blog is no longer limited to exposing the false claims of fact and the illogic that underlie Trump’s actions.
Trump has shown his true colors. He panders to the above mentioned groups and criminal leaders like Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte. He fails to recognize critical functions of national government — e.g., healthcare, environmental protection, and nuclear risks. These and other factors demonstrate that:
- he does not understand what public service means,
- does not stand for the greater good,
- lacks understanding of what our national government actually does,
- supports and condones the criminal activity of reprehensible groups and leaders,
- is clearly amoral and unfit to be president.