Countless commentators, from a Congressman in Utah, to the President of Mexico, editors and Twitter wizards like Marlow Stern to famous comedians like Bill Mahrer to the most admired of our publications have pointed to the frighteningly fascistic tendencies of Donald Trump and specifically his alarming similarity to Benito Mussolini, in looks and in language.
But the intentionality, Trump’s part in this similarity, did not become fully evident to me until his horrific acceptance speech, in which he referred obliquely to the most famous promise of Mussolini, that he would make the trains run on time.
Trump said — although really it was more of a battle cry, in his customary language, broad to the point of meaninglessness.
To me this is a “tell” — another indication that he’s consciously playing the Fascist card.
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) July 22, 2016
Am I wrong? Over-reacting? Making stuff up?
You may call me alarmist, but I’m not the only one…