Donald Trump announced
his campaign for the
Presidential nomination of the
Republican Party on June 16, 2015.
The business mogul mobilized a huge,
angry constituency that was
They were attracted to Trump’s
campaign slogan of
"Make America Great Again."
Great again for whom?
Trump’s campaign was marked by his vicious and
inflammatory rhetoric infused with white
racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, and
The use by a demagogue of right-wing populist
rhetoric to mask fascistic appeals that demonize
scapegoated targeted groups; and through the process
of "scripted violence" generate attacks on the named
targets by perpetrators with no formal or direct
connection to the demagogue.
US President Donald Trump
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The next day In Charleston,
South Carolina an angry young white man walked into
a Bible study at a traditionally Black church. After
sitting quietly for a few minutes Dylann Roof pulled
out a handgun and shot three black people dead
leaving others wounded.
Roof told a participant in the Bible study, "I have
to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over
our country. And you have to go."
This book will place Donald
Trump and Dylann Roof in the context of the backlash
against the presidency of Barack Obama and the
resulting 2016 campaign for the presidency in which
Donald Trump became ascendant.
It will explain how there is a dynamic relationship
between the Republican Party, various right-wing
populist movements, and the extreme right. It will
argue that unfair hierarchies of race, gender, and
class are not aberrational tremors in America, but
the fracturing bedrock of a nation in which being
White, male, Christian, or straight no longer
ensures a stable floor for power, status, or