The Politex Report #1242

President Trump's First Hitler Rally

When BIG BUSH LIES was published over a decade ago, the word "lies" was never used by the mainstream media to describe a US President's words. Instead, words like "error" or "misstatement" were used. Today under Trump, "lies" is the coinage of the realm.

Similarly, to describe Trump, the mainstream media uses "authoritarian" in place of "dictator." John McCain stepped out of the verbal box this weekend, suggesting that Trump's "enemy of the people" comment is the kind of thing dictators say. Today, Joe Scarborough, went further, describing Trump's Friday rally as going the "full Mussolini." If a child asks you, "Who's Mussolini?" just answer, "He was a fascist dictator, just like Hitler."

When dictators are caught in major misdeeds, they distract the citizenry with bread and a circus of lies and misinformation.

--Jerry Politex


Should Read: Trump's ‘Society of the Spectacle’: Truth and memory have been destroyed; we have become passive spectators. NYT

Holding Trump Accountable: In a dictatorship? No way! NY

What happens after next big terrorist attack? Dictator Trump is paving the way toward a terrifying crackdown. Salon


Mike: Trump's media statement 'very, very dangerous: A slow slide to a dictatorship of lies.

Joe: Trump's media statement 'very, very dangerous: Anti-Democracy Trump is Inciting Violence.

More Trump rallies likely: They give him the opportunity to go "full Mussolini" | MSNBC


Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida. 13 out of 13 wrong. WP

Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally: Promises "nothing but the truth," then lies. NYT

Trump’s first month of lies – video. Guardian


A blog that gained notoriety for publishing false rumors is now accredited to cover the White House


‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’ - WP

John McCain Becomes Critic in Chief of the Trump Administration, Linking Him To Dictators. NYT

John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview flirting with dictatorship. WP

McCain delivers brutal, thinly-veiled rebuke of Donald Trump


Donald Trump and the Enemies of the American People: He can start with himself. NY

The media missteps of Kellyanne Conway, the real enemy of the people. MSNBC


Dishonest Trump attacks 'dishonest media' while making false claims at Hitler rally. Guardian

Premiere Episode of Trump Hitler Show Disappoints With Sluggish Pacing and Dated Material. Mojo

Trump Just Held His First Hitler Rally, Pretending It's for the 2020 Race. Mojo

Donald Trump hates being president so much that he held some sad little rally to make him feel better about himself


‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation as He Lies Through His Teeth About Terrorists in Europe. NYT

"Mussolini Playbook": Trump, Sweden and why we're 'way past lines' | MSNBC

'Sweden, who would believe this?': Trump cites non-existent terror attack at Hitler rally. Guardian

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident. CSM

Fmr. Ambs. to Sweden: Trump would have been briefed on a terrorist attack in Sweden. MJ


Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots Who Attend Trump Rallies. Borowitz