Like Mussolini and Hitler before him, Trump knows that the strongman must be everything to his people. His devoted followers must be so bonded to him that no other leader is possible in their minds. Only he can save them.

“I am your warrior, I am your justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution.”

Victim and Avenger: The Fascist Roots of Trump’s CPAC Speech

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