Celebrity Fascism in America

Trump is a celebrity fascist who loves to “steal the show” to deflect attention from his inhumane and illegal conduct. It’s working so far.

Trump’s 1989 Ad in the New York Daily News
Credit: Photograph: NY Daily News Archive

The Media Embraced Trump

Yes, they were here. In fact, it was the media that gave Donald Trump his celebrity status as a Presidential contender. They turned Donald Trump into “just another candidate.” Trump was someone they knew — a television celebrity. The media respects Trump, much like Roger Ailes (his good friend) or Harvey Weinstein. According to writer Will Bunch, one study found that in 2015, Trump’s total airtime on network TV was 234 minutes. Compare that to just 10 minutes for Bernie Sanders. All the while, mainstream media maintained that Trump is not a fascist, and fascism could never happen here.

We All Knew He Was A Celebrity Fascist

I can hardly believe that anyone else really, genuinely did not know that Trump has “a scheming mind, attuned very well to the ways in which hatred and intolerance can be manipulated.” His advocacy against the Central Park 5, his shrill birtherism slurs against Barack Obama were mere precursors to his recent attacks on the Squad and Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Celebrity Fascism Steals the Show

Donald Trump is a veteran entertainer. He likes nothing more than stealing the show. Donald Trump is very good at stealing the show, having been mentored by media moguls like Roger Ailes and Steve Bannon. So, every time he is threatened by bad news, he takes to Twitter and steals the show with outrageous tweets. Our attention is thus, not on the funding of inhumane concentration camps by the federal government, but rather on his ridiculous tweets.

  1. Trump is a master manipulator and his attacks on other elected officials for standing up to his immoral actions — such as incarcerating immigrants and using the government to enrich himself and his family — are designed to distract attention from the underlying atrocities and illegal actions that he is engaged in;
  2. last but not least, “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

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