Does Trumpism Equal Fascism?

shutterstock_390546703Donald Trump’s run for the Republican nomination has proven that voters are furious. His rants clearly speak for middle class whites that feel non-whites are the recipients of all the privilege they have lost. But are his violent tirades (NYT on 2/23: ‘I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face’) encouraging his followers to beat up protestors reminiscent of Hitler’s rise to power in Weimar Germany? Is he calling for the creation of Storm Troopers, the kind Hitler used to purge his rallies? Chip Berlet is an  investigative journalist specializing right-wing social and political movements and trends in the United States and our interview begins with this question: Is Donald Trump a fascist?

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