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Published:November 27th, 2015 09:51 EST
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Donald Trump is a Fascist!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Dictionary.Com definition of fascism:

A governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

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There are many pejorative words that can be used to describe Donald Trump: Narcissist, blowhard, racist, crass, crude, clown ... But there is one word that truly captures the essence of Trump: Fascist!

As a political commentator "fascist" is a word I use with trepidation, and only when I`m convinced that the subject really fits the definition of this odious ideology. Trump fits the dictionary definition of "fascist" to a tee.

Trump lusts for complete power, he mercilessly ridicules his opponents, and he`s jingoistic and nationalistic and often employs racism to rally his followers. Forced federal registration of American citizens, based on religious identity, is fascism -- plain and simple. Demonizing Mexican immigrants and promising to deport 11 million undocumented workers is the fantasy of a power-mad fascist. Trump implicitly encourages violence against Black Lives Matters demonstrators and other adversaries -- that`s a defining trait of a fascist.

Donald Trump has swung madly from liberal to conservative ideologies, he`s not an ideologue; if he`s elected president he will employ liberal and conservative principles to cement his power.

Trump`s rallies stink of the fascism of Hitler`s Germany and Mussolini`s Italy, it`s a crying shame that fascism is alive and well in America.

The Republican electorate`s infatuation with this fascist is an indictment of our democracy, and I implore the GOP establishment and the voters to distance themselves from this fascist madman.

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