Harvard prof says, “Trump isn’t a dictator, he only plays one on TV”

Michael Sandel, a Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. from Oxford, teaches a course called “Justice,” possibly the most popular in the school’s history. He says we should be outraged by Trump’s antics, but he’s only living inside our heads, to wit: “He isn’t a dictator, he only plays one on TV.” My question is, how can we be sure? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck …

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  1. Mark Adams #

    By any definition of dictator Trump is not remotely close to being a dictator. And he is not a duck.

    He has not pulled of a coup where the military backs him. He has not strung Nancy Pelosi and Schumer from the flag poles on the Capital building. Taken the Supreme Court out and shot them. He has not lined up his political enemies and decapitated them and hung their heads from the yardarms. Imprisoned many in prison or in some kind of camps. He does not create the laws. He does not set the taxes. He does not have the levers of power that a dictator would have. Comments about what he may or may not do if he losses this election do not make him a dictator. He may well win a second term. He may even win the popular vote. He may even be a loud and obnoxious loser after the election, but most likely he will leave office on January 20 if he looses the election. If not he takes the oath a second time and begins his second term. If he can manage to get Congress and enough states to change the constitution so he can have more terms if he wins the elections does not make him a dictator. He is President of the United States by the rules that were in play in 2016 and the same rules today in 2020. The democrats are by far more quilty of attempting a coup or coups against him, and of course coups give you a Dictator, so maybe the Democrats are saying what is really on their mind….if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck….

  2. Roger Rabbit #

    Stop making excuses for this man. People are responsible for the words coming out of their mouths, and the American people are entitled to take Trump at his word when he says he won’t accept the election results or leave office. That office doesn’t belong to him, it belongs to us, and we decide who occupies it, not him. Your baseless assertion that Democrats are “attempting a coup” against him is silly beyond words. Trump slanders our elections, says millions of Americans shouldn’t be allowed to vote, and even talks of serving more than the two terms permitted by the 22nd Amendment. You discredit yourself by defending him.

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