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Donald Trump’s Fascist Week: The Daily Show

If you’re getting tired of
all these primaries and voting and democracy as a whole,
there’s good news. There’s an alternative–
fascism. Yeah. You know, it’s a word
I’ve heard my whole life, but I didn’t really know
what it was. So the other day,
I did some in-depth research by Googling it
at stop lights, and, uh, -I found a list of…
-(laughter) That’s not even me. I don’t even
know how they got that. -(laughter) -I don’t even know
how they got that. And I found a list of some of the defining features
of fascism, including… “A cult of action, a celebration
of aggressive masculinity, “an intolerance of criticism,
a fear of outsiders, “intense nationalism and resentment
at national humiliation.” Now, it’s hard to keep
all those things in mind, but I’ve come up
with a handy mnemonic device. You just listen
to things said by Donald Trump. I get things done
better than anybody. They’re fed up
with those guys back there. -The media. They are the worst.
-(cheering) They’re the worst. I could stand in the middle
of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody,
and I wouldn’t lose any voters. A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering
the United States. He’s walking out like big
high fives, smiling, laughing. Like to punch him in the face,
I’ll tell you. We never win.
We just don’t win. We are going
to make America great again. (Noah laughing) (laughter) Oh, I’m (bleep) myself. (laughter) No, because it all lines up
so perfectly, doesn’t it? Yeah. It almost… it almost
kind of stops being funny as you’re watching it. I mean, don’t get me wrong. It’s still funny for me because I have
a backup plan country. -Don’t get me wrong.
-(laughter) No. And you’re all welcome
to join. Don’t get me wrong. You’re all welcome to join. (applause and cheering) And now, I’m not saying
that Donald Trump is a fascist, but even just
in the last few days, he’s said
and done some things that… make it a pretty fascist week. -♪ ♪
-(laughter) -Oh, yeah!
-(laughter) All right, I know you guys
are all excited for Fascist Week 2016,
so let’s get right into it. Our first look
from the House of Trump, a name that came up
repeatedly this weekend– the Benito Mussolini. The Republican frontrunner
was confronted with questions Sunday
about retweeting a quote from fascist leader
Benito Mussolini. Now, it reads, quote, “It is better to live
one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” Now, now, to be fair,
I don’t blame Trump for retweeting a quote
he didn’t know was from the father of fascism, who was also Nazi Germany’s
greatest ally. I don’t blame him for that,
uh, and I-I… No, I have to play devil’s
advocate here, you know, because that’s not an obvious
fascist quote. I mean, sure it could be
a fascist motto, but I’m sure
it’s also on the wall of every CrossFit gym
in America, you know? (laughter) And, uh, and by the way,
personally, I’ll take living
100 years as a sheep every time. I’m gonna go with that. No, I mean,
it’s a really nice life. You chill in a field all day,
you eat some grass. And you really like grass
because you’re a sheep. You’re a sheep.
You’re just living your life. One day as a lion, you’re just gonna be
chasing down and killing things. It sounds exhausting.
And then, at the end of the day, you’re gonna get killed by some
(bleep) dentist from Minnesota. -(laughter and groaning)
-I, uh… -Yeah, hashtag “never forget.”
-(laughter, applause) I’m going with sheep. But here’s the thing. Once you do know that
it’s a Mussolini quote, then at that point…
you should probably care. NEWSMAN: Do you like the quote?
Did you know it was Mussolini? Sure. It’s okay to know
it’s Mussolini. Look, Mussolini was Mussolini.
It’s okay to… It’s a very good quote,
it’s a very interesting quote, and I know… I saw… I saw what…
I know who said it. Uh, but what difference
does it make whether it’s Mussolini
or somebody else? Do you want to be associated
with a fascist? No, I want to be associated
with interesting quotes. (laughter) Well, you got your wish,
Donald Trump. There were so many things
happening in that interview. First of all, why does it
take you so long to think? Do you want to be associated
with fascists? Mmm…
Why is there an “mmm”? And then he goes, “Oh,
it doesn’t make a difference.” What difference does it make
who said…? It makes a huge difference. Take the phrase…
take any phrase. Uh, “If at first
you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.” Smart advice, right? Yeah. But did you know
that that’s a Hitler quote? Yeah. -Well, it’s not.
-(laughter) But you see, for a second there,
everyone in this room was like, “Oh, no! I’ve said that to my child!” (laughter) It’s everything. So, Donald Trump isn’t bothered
by re-tweeting a quote from the man
who invented fascism. But how about endorsing
a key feature of fascism itself? You know, in America,
if you’re a journalist, you’re protected
from getting sued by politicians for reporting on them. And in that spirit,
the House of Trump presents the next look:
media censorship. One of the things I’m gonna do
if I win… I’m gonna open up our libel laws
so when they write… purposely negative and horrible
and false articles, we can sue them
and win lots of money. -(cheering) -We’re gonna
open up those libel laws. Now, now, this is
especially concerning, because if this man had his way
with libel laws, then the media
would never be able to report on President Trump’s
shady business dealings or his dubious policies or the fact that he wants
to bang his daughter. -Um…
-(laughter) Oh, don’t forget… Donald Trump wants
to bang his daughter. (applause, whooping) And so with that said,
it’s now on to our final, most daring look
from the House of Trump– an edgy twist
on the classic white sheet as worn by former Ku Klux Klan
Grand Wizard David Duke, who recently told his followers
to vote for Trump. Will you unequivocally
condemn David Duke and say that
you don’t want his vote or that of other white
supremacists in this election? Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything
about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about
what you’re even talking about with, uh, white supremacy
or white supremacists. Would you just say unequivocally
you condemn them and you don’t want
their support? Well, I have to look
at the group. I mean, I don’t know
what group you’re talking about. Okay. I mean, I’m just talking
about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here,
but… I don’t know any… honestly,
I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe
I’ve ever met him, I’m pretty sure
I didn’t mean him, and I just don’t know
anything about him. (laughter, groans) I’ve got to give props
to Jake Tapper. Did you see him…
just holding himself… “I mean, okay, I’m just talking
about the Ku Klux Klan, and…” You know, and he’s going,
“I can’t believe -“this is even my job.
-(laughter) How am I having to say this
to a candidate?” And also, Trump needs
to find out more about the KKK? Really? The KKK? Like, Trump is there going,
“I mean, sure, “that could stand for anything,
like, uh, I don’t know, “Kool Kids Klub.
I don’t know, I don’t know. Who am I to turn down
the support of kool kids?” Oh, and by the way,
Donald Trump, we know you know
who David Duke is, uh, from that time
you were on TV. What do you see
as the biggest problem with the Reform Party right now? Well, you’ve got David Duke
just joined. A bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the
people you want in your party. (audience ooh-ing) “This is not exactly the people
you want in your party.” Yeah. And the irony is, I think
there’s a lot if Republicans

100 thoughts on “Donald Trump’s Fascist Week: The Daily Show

  1. Why does Trump talk like Kevin Malone from "The Office"?

    Better question: why does someone who talks like Kevin Malone from "The Office" run the country?

  2. Well, let’s just expand the metaphor then, would you live one day as free person, a master of your own destiny, or live 100 years as a slave, barely living on the whims of your master? It’s a good quote nonetheless, if you scrape out the facts that Benito Mussolini said it. If you ask me, it’s just like “give me liberty or give me death”, “better die standing, than live on your knees”, “better be infamous than obscure”, “no pain no gain”.Quite frankly I agree that it might be one of those quotes on the wall of a cross fit class.

  3. Wow, this is quite shocking. I've always disliked trumps views and aspecialy his character, but this shines a whole new light on what it realy is.

  4. I'd love to tie Drumpf up with all his ties and administer to him for as many days as he can be kept alive through it.

  5. Dems: "So, if we take the best parts of fascism and re-brand it as passive-aggressive gender-fluidity, then it CAN'T be fascism, right?"

    Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Hirohito: "😤You have finally made us proud…Now, it is-hold on…" sniff
    "We promised we wouldn't cry. 😢 😢 😢 😢 Promise broken! 😭😭😭😭"

  6. Another big lie from Trevor Noah…if he says someone is fascist, we're not going to believe it. He should really go back to performing in television soap operas.

  7. Damn! Does this black man have any education?
    If President Trump were a Fascist, like Benito Mussolini, Trevor Noah would find himself in front of a firing squad for what he says about him.
    Hey, Trevor Noah, when are you going to condemn the genocide of white people in South Africa?

  8. So with the republicans we have Fascism and Imperialism. With democrats we have Democratic-Socialism. My first question is do we completely rebuild the Republican party or destroy it all together? My 2nd question is will Democratic-Socialism actually work or is it destined to destroy this nation completely. If you have any input please feel free to comment.

  9. This video is still so relevant today!!!
    This piece of crap is a carer criminal! All his supporters are racists or morons as well.
    The civil war still continues!

  10. A plea to learn from the past – How Trump increasingly compares to Hitler

    See also the warnings of Jonathan Freedland, Madeleine Albright, John le Carré and Jason Stanley about a possible rise of fascism in the United States and elsewhere:

    1. Donald Trump wants to be a dictator. It’s not enough just to laugh at him

    2. Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

    3. John le Carré on Trump: ‘Something seriously bad is happening’

    4. Is President Trump Fascist? | NYT Opinion

    Just a few examples of the creeping fascism in the United States of America:

    1. Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence

    2. UK rabbi warns of genocide risk in Trump policies

    3. The Observer view on how separating families marks a moral low for Donald Trump

    4. Ivanka Trump embodies her father's family values

    5. How the resurgence of white supremacy in the US sparked a war over free speech

    6. Donald Trump and the erosion of democratic norms in the US

    7. I'm a Stanford professor accused of being a terrorist. McCarthyism is back

    8. California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

    9. NRA hate bingo: we decode Wayne LaPierre's loaded rant

    10. Number of US hate groups up 20% since 2014: report

    11. Conspiracy theorists take aim at Florida survivors

    12. The great divide of our times is not left versus right, but true versus false

    13. Trump factor aids campaigns: Amnesty head

    14. Son of George Soros calls bombs a threat 'to the future of American democracy'

    15. Joseph Stiglitz: 'America should be a warning to other countries'

    16. Trump borrows old Nazi tactic: present the powerful as victims

    17. Robert De Niro: ‘Trump is a real racist, a white supremacist’

    18. It's Mueller time but don't forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America

    19. Trump's immigration moves are straight from the dictator's playbook

    20. Assange’s indictment is Trump’s next step in his war on press

    21. In fighting all oversight, Trump has made his most dictatorial move

    22. Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan

    23. 'Protesters as terrorists': growing number of states turn anti-pipeline activism into a crime

    And the rest of the world:

    1. George Soros: financier, philanthropist – and hate figure for the far right

    2. My family has a Nazi past. I see that ideology returning across Europe

    Furthermore, Donald Trump’s behaviour begs the question whether Trump has neurosyphilis because (1) he displays several of the symptoms and (2) he will not release his medical records.

    A medical doctor recently told me that that is a distinct possibility to explain Trump's erratic and selfish behaviour.

    See also:

    A medical theory for Donald Trump’s bizarre behavior


    "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump." A new book delves into the president’s mental health.

    P.S.: His recent ‘clean’ bill of health has no bearing on this topic because he was not specifically tested for

    And just in case he actually does not suffer from neurosyphilis, then he is just goddamn stupid:

    Which, of course, is a reflection of the utter stupidity of a large part of the USA electorate.

    For an interesting discussion about that, see, e.g.:

  11. to be fair…
    how many ppl use Einstein, Mother Thereza, Luther or quotes from other ppl that did extremly bad things…
    but ppl are just not enough educated to know about the bad side of them…

  12. Oh mussolini, yeah in Greece we wrote a hole song on how he failed to beat such a small and poor country, we sing it every year on the day we remember that the priminister said No to the Italians entering the country

  13. He's a Jackass. He has no clue. His vocabulary is that of a 5 year old. P.S. His parents were members of the KKK.

  14. Da kkk took my babe away,
    It took her way
    Way from me
    Ring ring ring
    To da president
    To find out
    Where my baby went…
    Call call call me to the Fbi
    To find out
    If my babe is dead or alive?
    Oh oh oh oh ohoh

  15. Batch of whiner jagoffs here…1. You need to speak, write, spell ENGLISH, we've spent $Billions, you still say 'wif., and can't spell…'wtf.

  16. The amount of hypocrisy is unbelievable
    The crimes committed by musulini is nowhere compared to the British and french during ww2

  17. Look at this stuttering prick, snap out of it Trump. When you give respect, you get respect! Trump acts like a racist, and he is a racist (tweet twat Trump)

  18. The Failed Casino President can be the president of the country,he made a fortune from his father,he achieve nothing,he failed in N.Korea,China,Iran …everywhere.This failure politician now playing racial card .Now peoples are watching him destroy inside out of America..IT IS A LAST WAKE UP CALLED.

  19. Funny to quote a fascist who was hung by his balls by his own people. be careful what you wish for herr trump.

  20. I usually don't see this guy I think he like the Donald……….a fascist week??????……..give me a break

  21. trump was doing his best SNL impression of Mussolini during his 13 second brain fart, at the fascist rally. appropriate yes but very, very scary.
    Also scarier, that the MAGA red hat groups get their "truth" from him. Makes me cringe.

  22. Mr Pence your fearless leader can't remember anything (convenient huh) – not David Duke, not anything that was questioned in the Mueller report, and not being "buddies" with Epstein – though you would think he would remember THAT. Time to take your option – now or never.

  23. Woody Guthrie wrote on his guitar “This guitar kills fascists.” We should write on the Rocky Mountains “America kills fascists.” Looking at you, Republican base.

  24. I have always said Drunk is like Mussolini… probably keeps a copy of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" on his bedside table

  25. i can highly recommened this piece of john oliver. its a bit more detailed than this even more scary. and remember: this is not normal………..

  26. in my opinion trump owned on the quote thing so what who said it he liked it and it can be applied to any issue even taking a crap or partying or studying wtf only loser weasels think you must associate with the originator of a damn "saying"

  27. Trump IS a fascist ! Why does he Always "forget" to mention HIS origins ? His mother was Scottish and his grandfather was a Prussian ! The Guardian qualified Trump as the "worst integrated immigrant in the US" .

  28. Do you know the full quote though?
    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And then give up, no need to be a damn fool about it” 😂
    Just like “curiosity killed the cat” we all know this half yes? …. “but satisfaction bought him back”

  29. "You wanna be associated with a fascist?"
    "No, I wanna be associated with interesting quotes"
    We definitely need a "Donald Trump being badass" compilation.

  30. "If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, try again." The proverb can be traced back to the writings of Thomas H. Palmer in his Teacher's Manual, and The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat.

  31. Europes history of Fascism

  32. Fascism is a socialist construct. Look up Giovanni Gentile and educate thyself. The very root of fascism is socialism.

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