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Drexel History Prof Claims Trump is America’s ‘First Fascist President’

Drexel History Prof Claims Trump is America’s ‘First Fascist President’

“a fascist denies the rule of law”

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Someone needs to simply ask this professor which rights Trump is taking away from the American people.

The College Fix reports:

Trump is America’s ‘first fascist president,’ says Drexel history professor

Forget being the first celebrity president. Donald Trump is America’s first fascist president, Drexel University Professor Robert Zaller writes in an op-ed published in The Triangle, Drexel’s student newspaper.

In the article, titled “It has happened here: Fascism in the United States,” Zaller, a history professor, argues that the United States is in “the deepest and most awful trouble any of us have known.”

To support this claim, he presents a definition of what he considers a fascist:

What defines a fascist? Firstly, a fascist denies the rule of law. This means that he knows no will but his own, and recognizes no limit on his power. To achieve such power, he must defy, circumvent, or simply ignore all other established authority, and destroy the institutions through which it is exercised. In America, these are the three branches of government, and the fourth estate of the press. Congress was created to make laws for the nation at large. The judiciary, within its proper bounds, interprets them. The executive, which Trump heads, enforces them. The press — more broadly now, the media — keeps tabs on how well the process works.

Trump took a “sledgehammer” to those institutions, according to Zaller, as the president “has no interest in legislating” before saying that the president will “demand that [Congress] act to solve the messes he makes, refuse to indicate what he wants or is willing to approve, and gives both houses the bird when they offer him solutions tailored to please him.”

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Morning Sunshine | July 6, 2018 at 11:42 am

Uh….. heard of Andrew Jackson? Woodrow Wilson? LB Johnson? Bill Clinton? wait – there is something all of those presidents have in common. What is it? I cannot think of it off the top of my head….
Anyway, whatever these men have in common, their ACTIONS in office prove my point.

Uh, wasn’t Reagan the first celebrity President? I guess history started in the 1990’s at 0 BC (Before Clinton).

    Milhouse in reply to MajorWood. | July 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

    First celebrity president? Surely Washington, or, if not him, then Jackson. First president elected on the basis of a razzmatazz campaign? I think that would be “Tippecanoe” Harrison.

Colonel Travis | July 6, 2018 at 11:42 pm

First fascist president? I thought that was President NixonReaganWBush? Can’t remember that charge against HW, but he was clearly a Nazi thanks to Prescott.

History professor, huh?

Kinda makes we wonder just how ridiculous Drexel’s physics or chemistry departments must be.

I’m always a bit bemused when professors submit op-eds to the student newspaper. Is there no other outlet that would publish his piece?
When I advised a college newspaper the policy was strictly student submissions only.
And, yeah, Wilson.

Reagan = Hitler
Bush,GH = Hitler
Bush, GW = Hitler
Trump = Hitler

I suspect a pattern.

Drexel professor makes a mistake. There’s nothing wrong there…it’s expected from those of his ilk.

all other established authority, and destroy the institutions through which it is exercised. In America, these are the three branches of government, and the fourth estate of the press. Congress was created to make laws for the nation at large. The judiciary, within its proper bounds, interprets them. The executive, which Trump heads, enforces them. The press — more broadly now, the media — keeps tabs on how well the process works.

Um, no. Another idiot who uses the term “fourth estate” without being able to name the first three, and who pretends the constitution has an “Article 3.5” giving reporters a greater role in our system of government than plumbers or street cleaners have.

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