By The Washington PostThe first time I got a chance to talk to Trump was when he had me on a plane to meet with the families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
“We will not forget you.
We will never forget you,” he said as we sat in a darkened plane.
“You are not forgotten.
We love you.”
A few months later, Trump was elected president.
I sat with the president in the Oval Office and we were able to ask questions of each other.
“It is true that we are not a democracy, but we have our government,” he declared.
“That is the way it is.
That is the system we have.
It is not perfect, but it is the only way.”
I was not the only person who felt this way.
It was the sentiment that permeated the American political system, which is why we are still debating its future.
The 2016 election was the first time the U.S. electorate was ever to vote in person.
It ended in a resounding victory for Hillary Clinton.
But the Trump administration has taken the country in a more authoritarian direction, enacting a series of executive orders that have made life for millions more Americans more difficult.
These are not just the actions of a president who is not above the law.
They are also the actions taken by a president with a record of violence and bigotry and disregard for human life.
Trump’s supporters, for example, have taken to social media to call for a “purge” of people who support the president.
But this is not the first effort by a new administration to impose an authoritarian order.
During the Trump years, a different kind of authoritarianism emerged in the Republican Party.
The GOP has always embraced authoritarianism.
In fact, there was a time when Republicans, like most Americans, were willing to embrace the idea of an authoritarian leader.
But in the last two decades, the Republican party has adopted an increasingly authoritarian stance, leading the country toward a kind of fascism that we rarely see in our political system.
“We don’t know who the real fascist is,” says Michael Kazin, a history professor at the University of Michigan and author of the new book “The Last Great Fascism.”
“It is not a secret that there is a very close ideological and political affinity between some members of the right-wing of the Republican base and authoritarianism, fascism, and authoritarian politics.
But there is also a kind.
The left-wing and the center-left of the political spectrum in America are more often aligned with democracy and freedom, and so they see fascism as the only legitimate means to advance their agendas,” Kazin said.
Kazin says this is a political system in flux, where both sides are increasingly authoritarian. “
So, the question is, how can we work together with other progressive and liberal political forces in order to create a new form of politics?”
Kazin says this is a political system in flux, where both sides are increasingly authoritarian.
The American right has a history of winning elections, especially in the past two decades.
But many people in the middle have shifted their positions, leaving a gap where many of us are left without a political home.
The first fascist regime was the fascist Italy, which lasted from 1878 to 1922, when Mussolini took power.
But fascism was also an established political force in the United States.
In the early 20th century, the United states experienced a massive surge of nationalism and nationalism was embraced by many conservatives.
The result was the emergence of fascism.
The rise of fascism began with the American Civil War.
During the Civil War, Southern states like Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Louisiana fought to keep their Southern slave states from becoming independent states.
Southern states, like Alabama and Tennessee, were the most successful states at controlling the slave population and keeping the southern population in bondage.
This led to the creation of the Confederacy, an alliance of white supremacists who opposed the United Nations.
The Confederacy included Southern states that did not support slavery, but were still slave-owning states.
The North, led by the Confederacy and Southern states in particular, saw the Confederacy as a threat to its own power and continued to resist the Confederacy.
It did this through violence and intimidation.
During this period, the American people were also deeply unsettled about the possibility of a new fascism.
When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, it was hailed as a landmark moment.
But decades later, the backlash against the law was fierce.
The law prohibited discrimination against people based on race, religion, national origin, gender, and disability.
In 2017, after the 2016 election, some Trump supporters and some Democrats called for violence.
In 2018, a neo-Nazi group called the Proud Boys held a rally in which they shouted “Jews will not replace us” and “Go back to the ghetto!”
The event, in Charlottesville, Virginia, left a young woman dead and injured 19 people.
A fascist regime has taken root in the U