Watch: Donald Trump Shows Alarming Willingness to Use Fascist Terms and Styles
"Fascism: Could it happen here?" That’s a question increasingly being raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues his bid for the White House. People as varied as actor George Clooney, comedian Louis C.K. and Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss have suggested Trump is a fascist. Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique PeÃ±a Nieto criticized Trump by invoking the fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Trump has retweeted quotes by Mussolini.
Donald Trump also has waffled on accepting support from white supremacist groups like the KKK and he’s even encouraged hand salutes at his rallies that some say are reminiscent of Adolf Hitler, however, is Donald Trump a fascist? We put the question to the father of fascism studies, Robert Paxton, professor emeritus of social science at Columbia University and author of several books, including "The Anatomy of Fascism."
Watch: Full Democracy Now! interview with Robert Paxton