The Politex Report #1240

"Enemies of the People": Trump Follows Dictators' Playbook, Bullies Jewish Reporter

Dictators always target "enemies of the people" to distract their followers from their misdeeds. Trump did the same thing at his Thursday presser. He hit a trifecta! He distracted from the Flynn scandal, he upped his attack on the truth by calling the mainstream media "enemies of the people," and he continued to downplay Bannon-based anti-semitism in his administration. --JP

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Hitler Speaks About the Enemy of the People (Jews) YouTube https://t.co/wSjW6N9ptn

Why Trump Needs an Enemy: Because all dictators do. NY https://t.co/rOA1bSGkar

Why Trump Can't Answer Questions About Anti-Semitism: "No empathy for anyone but himself" does not explain his anti-semitic fans. https://t.co/azYswvYwhz

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Dictator Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’ NYT https://t.co/yUc6y138HM

Trump calls the media ‘the enemy of the American People’ Creates citizens' hit list. WP https://t.co/5tZjFha4G7

Trump Supporters Receive “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” Moments After President Slams Reporters. MM https://t.co/GDifIn9n0I

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Like Stalin and Mao, Putin needs ‘enemies of the people’ to keep power -Euromaidan Press | https://t.co/HrJiUZpqhJ

Khrushchev’s granddaughter: “Trump acts as if he doesn’t represent America." https://t.co/3l4kSge9v8

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Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’. Bernstein: Trump's more dangerous than Nixon. NYT https://t.co/yUc6y138HM

Axelrod: No other president would call the press 'the enemy of the people' | TheHill https://t.co/EdQdvpCHs

Kasparov: A free press can never be the enemy of the people. It is Trump's chosen enemy because his real fight is against accountability & the truth.

Civil liberties be damned: Donald Trump — an enemy of the Constitution Salon https://t.co/TQY69KkFFQ

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“Enemies of the People”: Poetry and Politics in the Time of Stalin Echoed by Trump's plan to slash Arts + Humanities https://t.co/FMxLDKvZ4S

Popular Domestic Programs Like PBS, Arts. Humanities Face Ax Under First Trump Budget to Get More Money for War. NYT https://t.co/zuageW0GZX

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"Enemy of the people" phrase used by Lenin and Trump. Wikipedia https://t.co/RXjnv861zz

A century ago, it took Vladimir Lenin one month after taking power to coin the term "vrag naroda", "enemy of the people", on 28 Nov, 1917.

Stalin killed millions of enemies of the people. An historian answers the question, was it genocide? Stanford News https://t.co/rcfpAb3KzW

"Petty Tyrant" Trump's Attack on Media as 'Enemy of the People' Has Historic Echoes. VOA https://t.co/cU0xdNLxjw

Echoing China's Communist Party, US president Trump declares western media the "enemy' of the people — Quartz https://t.co/O1ufbIbXYT

Donald Trump echoes Chairman Mao by attacking media as 'enemy of the people' https://t.co/7ZB8oDwree

It’s the will of the Turkish people, Erdogan says of his purge. But which people? |The Guardian https://t.co/dHriNHy1di

Like Stalin and Mao, Putin needs ‘enemies of the people’ to keep power -Euromaidan Press | https://t.co/HrJiUZpqhJ

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Ibsen's play, "An Enemy of the People" Wikipedia https://t.co/NzuAjXs2MR

Moral Combat in "An Enemy of the People": Public Health versus Private Interests. https://t.co/H5PAQOuaES

Arthur Miller's "An Enemy of the People." (film) - Wikipedia https://t.co/IUYprl6klP

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Joe Scarborough: Trump’s ‘Losing His Sh*t’ with Media ‘Enemy’ Tweet | Mediaite https://t.co/Gw7QIekCyq

Colbert: Trump tweeted that the media is "the enemy." Assuming he meant "the enema," given how the media is constantly making him lose his shit.

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Trump's Unnecessary Fight Over Israel. Atlantic https://t.co/3agy8TPCnX

Trump's 'one-state' remarks embolden rightwing Zionists – Jewish and Christian https://t.co/zdzsy5MeUG

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Angry Trump bullies Jewish reporter at presser, refuses to answer question. CNN https://t.co/OXm1gRNh22

Mild-Mannered Jewish reporter discusses Trump calling him a liar at the press conference. CNN https://t.co/4M2rHBfkpV

A Jewish reporter got to ask President Trump a question. It didn’t go well. https://t.co/9ql1gNbIAJ

Hitler Speaks About the Enemy of the People (Jews) YouTube https://t.co/wSjW6N9ptn

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Trump nominee to Israel an undiplomatic troublemaker nixed by 5 previous ambassadors to Israel. https://t.co/izpEiy4m5W

Trump's Friedman spent A lifetime criticizing anyone to the left of Bibi. Now he says he’s sorry. FP https://t.co/sXydA5MeaX

Trump’s Nominee for Israel Envoy Apologizes for ‘Hurtful Words’ - The New York Times https://t.co/0qomacTAk9

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