At the beginning of Trump’s era, his rivals described him as a fascist. This is of course not true because fascism means military parades, arresting traitors, mobilizing for war and oppressing the press. This is fascism as per Mussolini’s way as he did all of the above and also changed newspaper headlines because he adored the role of editor-in-chief, which was his job before he became a prime minister.
Does Trump do this? Of course not. The press insults him every day and he cannot throw a single editor in a cell in a police station. He’s a man of money and business and does not want to start new wars and is so far incapable of suspending his Secretary of Justice Jeff Sessions whom he just offends every day for the purpose of making him quit, but Sessions, however, is holding on to his post.
His rivals describe him as such to destroy his image and distort his reputation. It’s just a lie that’s accepted in the political conflict and the electoral game. Trump has repeatedly done it with his rivals, and he is the one who stirred controversy that Obama was not born in the US and asked him to show his birth certificate until he reluctantly did. It was a mere trick and an empty accusation but the aim was political and electoral and it was to put Trump’s name on the nationalist political radar again, and he succeeded.
In less than two years since he became president, he suffocated the Iranian regime, punished Assad, participated in eliminating ISIS, strengthened ties with allies and negotiated with the North Koreans. Populist presidents do not usually do thisMamdouh AlMuhaini