‘Performing Facism’: Masha Gessen On Trump’s Dictatorial Turn | All In | MSNBC

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Author Masha Gessen on the line between Trump’s performance and actual authoritarianism: “Does he know that that is fascism? Does he care? It doesn’t matter. That is his idea of power.” Aired on 6/4/2020.
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‘Performing Facism’: Masha Gessen On Trump’s Dictatorial Turn | All In | MSNBC

72 Comments on "‘Performing Facism’: Masha Gessen On Trump’s Dictatorial Turn | All In | MSNBC"

  1. Bunker boy has the main requirement for being a fascist. He’s a coward.

    • Carley Russell | June 4, 2020 at 10:57 PM | Reply

      Well said.

    • Giant sack of hot garbage | June 4, 2020 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      Fascists weren’t cowards. Many of them were former soldiers who fought in the first world war and experienced things that would make you cry. Now, that being said, Trump himself is a coward. Absolutely.

  2. Bunker boy will surely need a BUNKER wherever he is going to live! Americans wont forget his threat to shoot protesters!

    • Mike MichaelD | June 4, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      Bunker baby hehehehe and yes we shall never forget his nastiness

    • Debbie Curry | June 4, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      Maybe he will leave the country when he’s kicked out of the orange house!!!!! I hope he looks for some where else to go. People are not going to forget this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • @Debbie Curry – I can only hope his first stop will be The Hague, the Netherlands. To stand trial for crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court.

  3. KKKlowns trying to be tough.

    • Marcus Hennings | June 4, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      I think it was a comeback move to look tough and save face because it was leaked that the secret service had to scurry him to the bunker for his safety.

    • The KKK was a political group founded by Democrats wanting to suppress the Republican vote in the South. However when FDR came along the New Deal showed Democrats its easier to buy the vote. That’s when black southerners stopped being the Party of Lincoln. You never thought it odd that in predominantly black areas of the South they kept voting for the Democrats that kept the Jim Crow laws in place? The KKK was still a prominent Democrat group until the 1970s after Roe vs Wade. Then the rich and powerful Democrats funded abortion clinics in black neighborhoods. There are 37 million black people there have been 19 million black abortions total; 360K in 2011 alone. Democrats are more population control than party. And to this day around 90% of clinics are in or immediately accessible to black population centers in every state.

  4. Michael Clayton | June 4, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

    Can’t believe they voted this clown as President 😟

    • Dumb Yanks. They were too stupid plain and simple.

    • Agathac Cheb | June 4, 2020 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      Only morons and imbeciles could vote for a moron.

    • Agathac Cheb | June 4, 2020 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @Jay Ess they are ignorant ,uninformed,brainwashed and manipulated.

    • I can’t believe there’s not a Squeaky Frome or John Hinckley in his story. Or, if he really wants a civil war, another John Wilkes Booth.

    • Gary Campbell | June 4, 2020 at 11:13 PM | Reply

      Jeremy Backup : First of all, get off the Russia crap ! Second, Hillary won the popular vote by 2.7mil. Her margin in California by itself was 4.2mil. So, she did not win over the other 49. A perfect example of why we have the electoral college.

  5. Everybody needs to go register to vote. And then go Vote

    • Mike MichaelD | June 4, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      And also find someone who did not vote the last time and get them ready and take them

    • Michael Whitted | June 4, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      Sadly, I didn’t vote 4 years ago but not on purpose. I didn’t think that I was registered even when I ASKED to be registered when I got my license back 2 months before the 2016 election & I told the lady WHY I wanted to be registered to vote!! She just look at me when I said I wanted to vote to keep that sonofabitch from winning.

    • Mike weirdo

    • Sharon Vasser | June 4, 2020 at 10:36 PM | Reply

      Agree

    • Disgraceful behavior from a president who adores power and money, but cares not at all for the people he is supposed to be serving. Vote him out. That is America’s only hope.

  6. tony van Hout | June 4, 2020 at 10:03 PM | Reply

    hunter in your bunker don the con the people are coming for you,hide behind your fence, they will find you

  7. he wants to be a dictator so bad… cant wait till he is just erased from history….

  8. Trump is only able to abuse his power because the GOP supports him.

  9. I cannot believe that even after all this 39% of Americans support trump.

    • Goya Solidar | June 4, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      What I don’t get is some of these people are educated and intelligent-seeming on the surface. I mean, come on, I get that you have views diametrically opposed to the Dems, but Jesus F Christ find yourself a more worthy advocate than this orange garbage heap.

    • @Jay Ess Well said, cult!

    • @A. S. I’ve seen behavior that backs this up. The slightest criticism of Trump’s policies is taken as a personal attack. To have that much emotional investment in a politician? Odd.

    • ESTABLISHED IN 1982 | June 4, 2020 at 11:13 PM | Reply

      Keep following that poll and get your butt plug ready 🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

    • Just goes to show that Racism is well and alive in the US of A..#whitesupremacist

  10. Radwulf Eboraci | June 4, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    This is Trump and Barr’s second if not third direct attempt to grab autocratic authority. They won’t stop. Trump is in a panic if he loses in the SCOTUS and the election he’s going to jail.

  11. Trump is acting like a guy who has already realized he will not be re- elected. So, he is giving way to his worst impulses, which unfortunately is his deplorable character. We are looking at a very dangerous few months until November.

    • Kitty and The Katz | June 4, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      @Just Human Exactly.

    • michael hamilton | June 4, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      Yes indeed.

    • Until January

    • Robert Harris | June 4, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      So true

    • A very dangerous next seven years, actually. But Trump is only able to abuse his power because too many of the PEOPLE support him. Trump has ALWAYS been a dictator. That should be quite obvious. Donald Trump is an anti-Christ, just as Adolph Hitler was an anti-Christ. Most people don’t know what an anti-Christ is, so let me explain: When the Bible speaks of “the devil” and “satan,” it is speaking of THE SELFISH HUMAN EGO. And anyone who allows the selfish ego to RULE them is an “antichrist.” As said in 1John, “there are many antichrists.” United States citizens have ignorantly chosen to elect an antichrist to the throne of leadership. And the biblical tribulations have begun. That’s the bad news. But if you want the wonderfully Good News that you haven’t heard yet – because men have corrupted the “Gospel” of Jesus Christ – you’ll find it just a “click” away, along with the answer to the coronavirus. A teacher and prophet of God has spoken……

  12. Trump relates the power of the presidency in the allegiance of the military. This is pure fascism.

    • Trump is only able to abuse his power because too many of the PEOPLE support him. Trump has ALWAYS been a dictator. That should be quite obvious. Donald Trump is an anti-Christ, just as Adolph Hitler was an anti-Christ. Most people don’t know what an anti-Christ is, so let me explain: When the Bible speaks of “the devil” and “satan,” it is speaking of THE SELFISH HUMAN EGO. And anyone who allows the selfish ego to RULE them is an “antichrist.” As said in 1John, “there are many antichrists.” United States citizens have ignorantly chosen to elect an antichrist to the throne of leadership. And the biblical tribulations have begun. That’s the bad news. But if you want the wonderfully Good News that you haven’t heard yet – because men have corrupted the “Gospel” of Jesus Christ – you’ll find it just a “click” away, along with the answer to the coronavirus. A teacher and prophet of God has spoken……

    • Truthfears Guilty | June 4, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      and he’s never served in the military, eh?

    • Agathac Cheb | June 4, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      It’s dictatorship.

    • Truthfears Guilty | June 4, 2020 at 11:08 PM | Reply

      @Agathac Cheb

      dicklesstator, in his case.

  13. Bone spurs is the greatest sleeper cell Putin has ever deployed

  14. I do not believe that Trump has the intellectual ability to describe fascism. He is executing fascism as his mental illness dictates. Putin is giving him all the pointers and has been driving Trump’s bus for years. He just wants absolute power and love from this country. Two things that he cannot have. His ability to narrate and force others to do join his amoral campaign is truly frightening.

  15. Willie Martinez | June 4, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

    He looks uncomfortable holding that Bible like he doesn’t hold one very often

    • Jay Ess Apparently neither does his Christian followers, yet here we are.

    • Willie Martinez | June 4, 2020 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @Jay Ess trump sit for an hour listen to somebody talk about something else other than himself. trump setting for an hour in mass and act like he knows what’s going on

    • Willie Martinez | June 4, 2020 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      Can you imagine all and how many court cases are gonna follow him he’ll be in the newsthe court cases that will quickly follow November primaries Can you imagine how many court cases are gonna be hot on his tail in November

    • …because he was holding it upside down.

    • He doesn’t know how to hold a book, period.

  16. chrisntheboat | June 4, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

    Trump wants to be Darth Vader so he can point his “Death Star” at anyone who disagrees with him. Hurry January get this f’r out of the White House

  17. EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FASCISM
    1. Powerful and continuing nationalism
    2. Disdain for human rights
    3. Identification of enemies as a unifying cause
    4. Rampant sexism
    5. Controlled mass media
    6. Obsession with national security
    7. Religion and government intertwined
    8. Corporate power protected
    9. Labor power suppressed
    10. Disdain for intellectual and the arts
    11. Obsession with crime and punishment
    12. Rampant cronyism and corruption

  18. REPUBLICAN SENATORS are the reason the CLOWN WAS NOT REMOVED FROM OFFICE !!

  19. We can not allow this unfit person to control this country. This man is scary.

  20. GodlessPhilosopher | June 4, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

    This is not a joke. He will bring fascism to the US unless he is stopped.

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