Fascist death yam Donald Trump probably doesn’t understand why—or even whether—he’s a fascist. Since none of the history textbooks he “read” in college included either his name or a hollowed-out compartment in the shape of a Little Debbie snack cake, it’s unlikely he ever got past the first few pages of any of them. So that whole global-order-defining dustup in the ‘40s likely remains as mysterious to him as his bathroom refrigerator’s vegetable crisper.
Then again, he did reportedly keep a collection of Hitler’s speeches at his bedside—though he claims he never read it. Which, ironically, I find a little hard to believe. I mean, this is the same guy who allegedly told his former chief of staff that “Hitler did a lot of good things.”
So whichever theory you subscribe to—i.e., Trump diligently studied Hitler’s methods vs. Trump is ignorant of any and all major historical events, including those irrevocably altered by Mr. Peabody and Sherman—it’s clear that Trump is a fascist simply because the philosophy appeals to him.