Why you should stop calling Donald Trump a fascist

Why Donald Trump is just another lame-ass politician, not a “fascist.”

By Max Ehrenfreund

Washington Post (Rachel Orr, The Washington Post)

“Fascist” is often used as a cheap, meaningless insult in U.S. politics. But recently, it’s become a serious charge that elected officials, political operatives and pundits on both sides of the aisle have lobbed at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

After Trump suggested he’d back a federal registry for Muslims residents, Wall Street Journal conservative columnist Bret Stephens called the idea “fascism, plain and simple.” Recounting Trump’s passive responses to violence committed by his supporters, CNN commentator Sally Kohn said on Wednesday, “There’s a word for this: fascism.”



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