Trump will make the nation go blue, if only because of his shtick, doing his insult-comic bit at the campaign rallies. The problem is that he truly believes that these rallies constitute his presidency, entertaining a cult following. Because he’s a star, the WH gig is a cover of some Sasha Baron Cohen performance. Each speech is a mix of so-called “observational humor” in a stand-up format, although he’s like Gallagher except that lies are the props.
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) October 11, 2019
“We're gonna defeat socialism and put a man on the face of the moon.”
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) October 12, 2019
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 12, 2019
Lies, propaganda and the glorification of violence are not new in modern American politics. What is new, however, is that the current occupant of the White House is borrowing so many elements from fascism: racism, a pseudo-religious cult of personality, a myth about a golden past where one ethnic group ruled uncontested over the others and a steady stream of propaganda using contemporary mass media forms.
— Elias Newman Ã°ÂÂÂ¥ (@EliasANewman) October 12, 2019
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) October 12, 2019
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) October 9, 2019
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) October 11, 2019
Ã¢ÂÂ Christopher Wylie Ã°ÂÂÂ³Ã¯Â¸ÂÃ¢ÂÂÃ°ÂÂÂ (@chrisinsilico) October 11, 2019
“You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause) Grab a mop — let’s get to work.” – Barack Obama (2009); “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible!”