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Trump's Rhetoric

You know, it really doesn`t matter what the media write as long as you`ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

Pay attention, people! There’s no excuse for making the same mistakes that others have made. If you do, it’s your own fault and you should expect no sympathy, no compassion.

I could stand in the middle Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.

All Quotes above are attributed to Donald Trump


Introduction

Trump's Rhetoric

Trump’s Rhetoric speaks for itself. The three quotes above attributed to former President Trump are but small examples of his coarseness, his belligerence, and his disregard for the norms of our human society. I selected these quotes as examples because they announce the dogmatic, doctrinaire, and opinionated way of life. Furthermore, they announce his disregard for the norms of society that most of the American people embrace. It is hardly worth mentioning, but I’ll say it out loud. Donald Trump is not fit emotionally or intellectually to be President of the United States.

In recent revelations, former President Donald Trump’s statements regarding a potential return to power cast a stark light on the imminent dangers associated with his rhetoric and a predilection for embracing alternative facts. As the nation grapples with the implications, it becomes imperative to delve deeper into the perils woven into his words.

Trump’s Rhetoric: Dictatorial Allusions on Day One

Trump’s seemingly casual admission to wielding dictatorial powers “except for Day One” sends shockwaves through the democratic landscape. This unconcerned approach raises troublesome questions about the limits he would place on executive authority. The potential erosion of democratic norms is of substantial trepidation.

Sidestepping Accountability

When pressed on potential abuses of power, Trump sidesteps accountability, leaving a void that echoes with uncertainty. This evasion undermines the essential checks and balances crucial for a thriving democracy. It also establishes a dangerous precedent for future leaders.

Trump’s Rhetoric: Disingenuous Promises and Policy

Beneath the veneer of policy promises such as closing borders and expanding drilling lies a more profound issue – a willingness to prioritize personal agendas over democratic principles. Trump’s seemingly routine policy announcements disguise a troubling tendency to blur the lines between national interests and personal pursuits.

Authoritarian Echoes

Acknowledging media criticism of his authoritarian tendencies, Trump fails to dispel the looming concerns. The echoes of authoritarianism persist, creating an unsettling atmosphere that challenges the very core of democratic governance and raises fears of potential abuse of power.

Trump’s Rhetoric: Biden Campaign’s Response

The Biden campaign acted decisively in response to Trump’s remarks, emphasizing the gravity of the situation. By urging Americans to take his words seriously, they underscore the critical importance of recognizing the potential consequences of rhetoric that flirts with autocratic ideals.

Legal Woes and Conspiracy Claims

Amid Trump’s ongoing legal battles, his claims of being unfairly targeted weave a dangerous narrative of victimhood. This narrative not only distracts from the legal proceedings but also fosters an environment where alternative facts replace reality, further eroding public trust in the institutions that underpin democracy.

Trump’s Rhetoric: Repeat Offender of Targeting Adversaries

Trump’s history of suggesting the use of presidential power against adversaries unfolds as a disturbing pattern. From proposing special prosecutors to encouraging the targeting of state officials, he exhibits a troubling readiness to deploy the immense power of the presidency against perceived foes, raising concerns about the erosion of democratic values.

Conclusion

As Trump’s alarming rhetoric and affinity for alternative facts persist, citizens must remain vigilant in safeguarding the democratic principles that define the nation. Recognizing and addressing these dangers is not merely a matter of political preference but an essential step in preserving the integrity of democratic governance against potential threats that could undermine the very essence of the nation’s founding principles.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

4 thoughts on “Trump’s Rhetoric: A Clear and Present Danger to Democracy”
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  2. […] Donald Trump’s fascist Oratory is a true warning for democracy’s survival in the United States. In many of his latest campaign speeches, he appears to be channeling the language used by Adolph Hitler. The same dog-whistle phrases Hitler used as he rose to the office of Chancellor of Germany in 1933. One might think he intends to undermine American democracy. He would replace it with a totalitarian state where he becomes President for life. This warning comes with a demand that we stand up to Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail as if we take that speech as unacceptable in the United States. Herr Trump must not succeed in his bid to become the first American dictator. […]

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