Trump’s attack on democracy


The president continues to display a striking resemblance to despotism. From labeling news companies that don’t agree with him as “fake news” to demanding that political opponents be “locked up,” is Trump a dictator in training?

Brian Klaas, an American fellow at the London School of Economics, explores the concept in his book “The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy.” On “Salon Talks” Klass breaks down how Trump is successfully tapping into a fringe group of Americans who respond to authoritarian tactics, as long as it lines up with their ideals, and why it’s a major shift politically.

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