Donald Trump says the press is the “enemy of the people.” So… why should we care?
It is not as if Trump retracting this and apologizing would change anything. We are talking about a man who thinks the stealth fighter is invisible (“They said, ‘Well, it wins every time because the enemy cannot see it, even if it’s right next to it.’”) and that Frederick Douglass “is an example of someone who’s done an amazing job.”
“Enemy of the people” is just Trump’s latest entry in his textbook of populist, dictator speak. The phrase goes way back to, well.. at least to Mother Russia (surprise!). “Vrag naroda,” or “enemy of the people” was used by Lenin and Stalin against anyone in their way.Read More ›