Anand Giridharadas: ‘Trump Is Not That Different From Autocrats’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

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MSNBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas joins Mehdi Hasan to explain why Donald Trump’s assault on democracy is “all for him.” Aired on 12/18/2020.
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Anand Giridharadas: ‘Trump Is Not That Different From Autocrats’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

37 Comments on "Anand Giridharadas: ‘Trump Is Not That Different From Autocrats’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. The government does not work very well because it’s comprised of two warring parties fueled by two warring ideological factions among the voting population…

  2. ღSwnsasyღ _ | December 19, 2020 at 12:30 AM | Reply

    Like the 9yr old said when asked to describe 2020.. “It’s like looking both ways so you’re not hit by a car but then stepping off to only be hit by a submarine.”

  3. US democracy failed because it is more like some so called democracies in the Middle East. They give people the crumb of being able to choose their leaders, but in reality they really are not free and the society they live in is not just and the leaders they “choose” are why things are this way.

  4. If we’re not vigilant we’ll end up with an autocratic figure with a functioning brain.

    • herbert fields | December 19, 2020 at 8:17 AM | Reply

      this coming from a network that pounded the russia hoax down our throats for 4 years……better vet this story because msnbc cant be trusted.

    • @herbert fields neither can faux news. what happened with russia is not a hoax you traitor. country before president or political party.

    • herbert fields | December 19, 2020 at 6:02 PM | Reply

      @Jamila katze did you forget to get off the short bus on friday… are one dumb…….fill in the blank…cold!

    • Katherine Raven | December 19, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @herbert fields not so much of a hoax , considering all that has been discovered this particular week

      always thinks it sounds pretty pathetic how everyone yells false news, false news…or fake election results…must be voter fraud …when they DON’T LIKE the results ‘ they ‘ are hearing☹

      Well….LIFE is like that…sometimes we may not get what we want
      Sometimes we win…sometimes we lose
      certainly does not mean it’s fake news or election fraud….it just
      Oh…..and more enough people voted with mindfulness and sensibility
      Time for a gigantic shift

    • herbert fields | December 19, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @Katherine Raven trump and russia is a hoax…period…..grow up.

  5. Exactly….

  6. It’s called a fatality

  7. Hitler had built a state within a state before he became chancellor. Trump has crowds cheering water pressure.

  8. Mehdi & Anand are beautiful men 😍💘

  9. Manny Sanguena | December 19, 2020 at 1:51 AM | Reply

    Intrigued by the title because Trump is an autocrat.

  10. Anand spot on again

  11. You just know that his successors are taking notes of what they can get away with and where they need to double down to destroy democracy and the rule of law when its their turn. And that is why the next AG needs to bring the hammer of justice down on trump, his kids and every accomplice and enabler – including those in congress – wherever possible and warranted. Nothing should be too small to not be prosecuted. Make examples of them. Deterrence! Show the next generation of trumpism fascists what awaits them if they try.

  12. Anand is spot on. The US was down on its knees after the Reaganomics era, which was rife with corporate tax breaks, hyper military spending, and that Star Wars deal. Missing: a plan for domestic policy, infrastructure growth, technology growth, immigration growth, education reform, anti-racism, and no plan to cut the fat from the deficit. Full of racist ideology. This is why there was room to allow the Russians to vet the dumb current occupant of the WH to be elected.

    • Gretar Einarsson | December 19, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      Yes I think we need to go to the Reagan era as the beginning of what has happened now.

    • Yep, that is where I put the catalyst of America’s current follies. There are direct links to Reagan era policies many of which you’ve mentioned, with the added strategy of Rogers Ailes, and now the chicken have come home to roost, and dragged the rest of us with them.

    • well said’ spot on!

  13. 1:04 Trump was just randomly mashing buttons, the next guy might actually know all the fatalities

  14. Marvin Martian | December 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM | Reply

    If trumpy was any smarter we could be looking at a dictatorship! We really dodged a bullet here, mostly because of his incompetence!

  15. What he said needs to be seriously considered. It’s relevant and and revealing.

  16. Lol. He’s not even good at autocracy. 😂

  17. Not that different I would say exactly the same.

  18. It is scary how close we came, and scarier the next time it might succeed. We have to change how our government works, and stop re-electing those that do not stand up for our people.

  19. Please have mehdi on a lot more often. I’m so happy to see him on msnbc. I’m a huge fan!

  20. Putin wants to start WW 3. Get ready everyone, this may be our last Christmas

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