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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:36 PM

Historians and election experts warn Trump is behaving like Mussolini

and despots that the US usually condemns

President Donald Trump is refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, threatening to shatter a tradition that lies at the heart of the democratic process in the US. There are serious concerns among scholars that Trump is putting America's democracy in mortal danger.

Combined with Trump's relentless disinformation campaign, celebration of violence against journalists, and incitement of armed militias, historians and election experts warn that the president is mirroring the behavior of despots that the US generally leads the way in condemning before the world.

"I've been an election observer in broken authoritarian countries, and let me tell you: Trump's behavior would be swiftly and unequivocally condemned by all international election monitors if it was happening elsewhere. He is behaving like the despots past presidents condemned," Brian Klaas, a political scientist at the University College London, tweeted on Friday.

When asked whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power earlier this week, Trump suggested ballots would be thrown away.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/historians-and-election-experts-warn-trump-is-behaving-like-mussolini-and-despots-that-the-us-usually-condemns/ar-BB19q8HG?li=BBnb7Kz

May he meet Mussolini's end if that's the case.

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Reply Historians and election experts warn Trump is behaving like Mussolini (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 25 OP
Blue Owl Sep 25 #1
Cha Sep 25 #2
Golden Raisin Sep 25 #3
LAS14 Sep 25 #4
bdamomma Sep 25 #5
Cha Sep 25 #9
moondust Sep 25 #6
Ahpook Sep 25 #10
moondust Sep 25 #11
Ahpook Sep 25 #12
bdamomma Sep 25 #7
Cha Sep 25 #8
Thekaspervote Sep 25 #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. Um, YEAH

Fuck the Mango Mussolini -- eat shit and die Trump...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:44 PM

2. No Shit! He's not called "Cheeto Mussolini" for

Nothing by our "Ferret".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:45 PM

3. Aided and abetted at every step of the way by Senior Republicans

and Republican voters. Either they stand by silently, or openly collaborate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:48 PM

4. Here's a not-to-be-missed video of Michael Beschloss voicing this opinion.

As another DUer said, "He's a just-the-facts presidential historian and right now the facts are scaring the crap out of him."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214131630#post5

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:52 PM

5. We are the

only ones who can save ourselves, this con will NOT succeed. We will RISE.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 08:05 PM

9. That's right, bdammomma.. Check out post #8

for what happened to ol Mussolini & his mistress, Clara Petacci.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 07:53 PM

6. Would bone spurs

be a disqualifier for the "heels treatment"?

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Response to moondust (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 08:39 PM

10. You damn well know

He admires Benito! Look who he gets cozy with.

I still can't believe a portion of this country has sold out to this POS. I know people that you'd never think would cop into this, but they have.

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 08:58 PM

11. It's weird.

I've heard lots of theories and have some of my own but I haven't studied cults enough to fully understand them.

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Response to moondust (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 09:11 PM

12. Express hate for the other

And people like Trump are well on their way. That's fairly simple, but then throw in a few wedge issues and you've gained another percentage.

It seems like EVERYTHING is one way or the other. No middle ground or shades. Very simplistic mind and easily manipulated. Some have made quite a bit of money, but I suppose that is irrelevant?

It is really weird!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 08:02 PM

8. And FuckHaed Not caring about History has no idea

what happened to Mussolini.

Benito Mussolini executed On April 28, 1945, ďIl Duce,Ē Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to...Switzerland!

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benito-mussolini-executed

Mussolini thought they were getting away.. but NOOOOO!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 09:24 PM

13. He is being smacked down by the man we all love to hate..mcturtle

Yesterday he issued a statement saying there would be a peaceful transfer of power and the winner of the election would be inaugurated on 1/20/2021.
The senate then went on to pass a resolution to ensure a peaceful transition

Dotard likes to think heís the most powerful man in DC, we all know that title goes to mcturtle, and he isnít about to cede his power to some wanna be dictator, because that would be what he would be doing. Ainít happening.

And for icing on that cake, the FBI issued a PSA contradicting trumpís claim that the winner of the election would have to be announced on election night. They arenít having any of it either!


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214125912

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