Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

United in Autocracy

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

United in Autocracy

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Donald Trump runs his businesses as an autocrat, a dictator. He does not know how a democracy works and he has nothing but disdain for the workings of democracy. He barely recognizes the existence of legislatures or courts, except as enemies to be manipulated and destroyed. He considers journalism only as an enemy that embarrasses him. He finds debate tedious, preferring bombast and insult. Honesty never enters his head. Lies are his preferred political tool.

This is precisely why he admires Vladimir Putin. Mr. Putin runs Russia as an autocrat, a dictator. Mr. Putin has nothing but disdain for the workings of democracy. He has vitiated democracy in Russia, suppressed and controlled journalism, murdered opponents. Mr. …

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