USA/ Donald Trump, acuzat de fascism!
A lot of people in the United States are getting increasing wary about Donald Trump. And this includes members of the Republican Party. His Presidential campaign began as an entertainer and a reality TV host, then he became a distraction to them, one that worried them deeply, and now he looks likely to permanently damage the reputation of the Republican Party.Republicans have pointed out to Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslim-Americans in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist strikes as to why he cannot be trusted. Trump wanted Muslim-Americans to be put under surveillance and even said that many Muslim-Americans in New Jersey had celebrated following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, which killed over 3500 people.Max Boot, of the Council on Foreign Relations, who is advising Marco Rubio wrote on Twitter: "Trump is a fascist. And thats not a term I use loosely or often. But hes earned it,"Another Republican, John Noonan, who advises Jeb Bush, was particularly critical of Trump’s idea of having a federal religious registry for Muslim-Americans, "Forced federal registration of US citizens, based on religious identity, is fascism. Period. Nothing else to call it.”Conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace said, "If Obama proposed the same religion registry as Trump every conservative in the country would call it what it is — creeping fascism."The Seattle Times said in a Wednesday editorial that “Trump’s campaign message reflects a kind of creeping fascism. It needs to be rejected.”Governor John Kasich is another Republican who is going on an all out attack against Trump. He released a new ad, “Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric,” which severely criticized Trump for his views on Muslims, Black protestors, journalists, and Mexican immigrants. The ad links Trump to Nazi Germany.It shows retired US Air Force colonel Tom Moe, a former POW in Vietnam, paraphrasing the famous words spoken by the German pastor Martin Niemoller who was one of the few to speak out against Hitler’s Nazi regime.Col. Moe says in the ad, “You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one. But think about this: if he keeps going, and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you. And you better hope that there’s someone left to help you.”Clearly, Donald Trump is being attacked from all sides. It remains to be seen as to how he tackles the latest charge of him being a fascist. His popularity in the polls continues to be high, with a nationwide support of over 47 percent. Author: Raghav Hegde – India