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The GOP Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue - James Fallows

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'All presidents end up with grudges against reporters, editors, and commentators But Trump broke new ground last night with his extended denunciation of the legitimacy and motives of the press:'For the most part, these are really, really dishonest people.They’re bad people.  They really don’t like our country.These are sick people'. Joe McCarthy said things like this, but he wasn’t president. George Wallace did as well, but while he won election as governor of Alabama, of course he didn’t reach the White House. ' even Nixon stopped short of publicly calling reporters disloyal and dishonest. His 'Lock her up! ' passions are being transferred to the Crooked Media.  Increasing numbers of the GOP wring their hands in concern that he is not fit—ethically, temperamentally, legally—to retain the powers of the presidency.' 

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