DEMAGOGUE- a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than using rational argument.
DEMAGOGUERY- political activity or practices that seek support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than using rational argument.
There have been many demagogues throughout history and they all follow a similar pattern. Rather than present facts, they will appeal to people’s FEARS and EMOTIONS. They arouse people’s racial and religious prejudices. They accuse opponents of disloyalty. They lie. They break the law and rules of conduct. Does anyone see this behavior exhibited in Trump? If you don’t, you have been taken in by him. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is a DEMAGOGUE.
All politicians including presidents lie and use demagoguery to an extent to get elected, to promote their agendas, and to hold on to power. With Trump though, we have seen it at a very dangerous level. Trump has incited violence and has riled up his supporters to the point of them yelling racist chants at his rallies.
Ask yourself this: How far is Trump willing to go? His mental instability combined with his demagoguery can result in him riling up his supporters to cause violence in the streets. This could very well happen if he were to lose the election. It could happen if he feels cornered. It could happen if something doesn’t go his way. IT CAN HAPPEN. He can incite violence at a more dangerous level than we have seen in the past.
His supporters are so mesmerized by him. They are clueless to how dangerous he is. That should horrify every American.