Jacob Weisberg explains that Donald Trump is inspired in part by “the wacko left.”
Trump’s authoritarianism is an amalgam not of left and right but of wacko left and wacko right:
I don’t think we need to go too deeply in to the wacko-right elements of Trumpism: the violent suppression of dissent, the threats of torture, the scapegoating of minorities and foreigners. But what’s this about “the wacko left?” Weisberg provides two brief passages:
He thinks that George Bush was to blame for 9/11…He is unfriendly toward the free market
So, the sum total of Donald Trump’s leftist influence amounts to 1) promoting the absurd conspiracy theory that George Bush was President on 9/11, phrased by Weisberg to confuse that point with 9/11 Trutherism, and 2) economic politics that are, in some undefined way, “unfriendly towards the free market.” And that’s it. Really.
So, to sum up: both sides do it. Where’s my Pulitzer?