Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

“That is the sick and slick vendetta of America’s reality-TV President.”

The Globe and Mail: Forget the wall. Trump is the national security crisis. By Sarah Kendzior.

“The speech was akin to a hostage video, and American viewers were his captive audience. We watched because the stakes felt too high to turn away. We watched because Mr. Trump has taunted us with talk of declaring a “national emergency“ – an act which gives him the power to do things like kill the internet, freeze bank accounts, and turn military troops into a domestic police force. We watched because Mr. Trump has long applauded death through his praise of dictators and criminals. We watched because the path to American autocracy was laid out upon his election, and we wanted to know which victims were next.”

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