Listen to my Alternative Visions radio show of January 27, 2017 and my analysis of the events of the past week, Trump’s first week in office. Does it add up to Trump as incipient fascist? No, not yet, but warning signs appear.
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SHOW CONTENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. Rasmus reviews the major events in the first week of the Trump administration, both domestic and global, as Trump ‘governs’ by Executive Order. Rasmus explains government by executive order has no basis in the US constitution, but Trump is using EOs as the Republican Congress takes the next 6 months to formulate and pass big corporation favored legislation on tax cuts, business deregulation, and replacing Obamacare and Dodd-Frank bank regulations. Discussed are Trump EOs on immigration and the ‘wall’, ACA repeal, and others. Trump’s interview with ABC David Muir and his first press conference. Topics include: the collapse of meeting and negotiations with Mexican president, Pena Nieto, and potential ‘trade war’ with Mexico brewing. Also, Teresa May’s visit to Trump at Republican Party’s retreat, as Britain begs the US to help it bail out of the EU and Eurozone. What’s behind the exodus of career officials at the Dept. of State? Rasmus describes similarities between Trump and Nixon, and discusses the growing discussion whether Trump represents a new fascism? What really are the elements of fascism. The show concludes with a review of some global economic events this past week, including infighting in the Eurozone over QE, Germany’s newest conflict with Greece over debt, electoral events in Germany and French elections, Mexico’s economic crisis, Emerging Markets economies loading up on dollar debt, China’s fight with speculators, and the non-significance of US stock market, the DOW, reaching 20,000.