In the latest episode of “Change My Mind,” conservative comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder went to the White House to ask Trump critics to defend their assertions that Trump is a “fascist.” The result was Crowder demonstrating that labeling Trump a fascist would require to twist the word into something that it isn’t or declaring the presidency itself fascist, the Daily Wire reported.
The first person that Crowder speaks with is determined that Trump is definitively a “fascist.” When she is given the dictionary description, she begrudgingly admits that Trump doesn’t fit into that category. Here’s the definition from Merriam-Webster:
“A political philosophy, movement, or regime…that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition”
She continually returns to his rhetoric about the media being “the enemy of the people.” Though Crowder points out that Trump blasts the “fake news media” rather than all of the media, she dismisses the distinction. Crowder then makes a comparison with Trump’s predecessor:
“‘His policies would actually fly in the face of that…If we talk about policy, President Obama actually withheld more information, spent $36-odd-something million under the Freedom of Information Act to withhold information from journalists,’ says Crowder. When the woman began to protest him bringing up Obama, Crowder makes his point: ‘It matters because Donald Trump has not done that.’ He then points out that Obama used the Espionage Act to prosecute more leakers and journalists than any president in history.
When Crowder asks her if she thought Obama was a “fascist,” she responds, “I don’t know.” Crowder gives her a better answer: Neither Obama nor Trump are fascists.
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