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Trump providing fodder for global fascism: Madeleine Albright

Tehran, Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright sounded alarm in a recent New York Times op-ed on US President Donald Trump's approach towards democratic values, warning against a growing trend of global fascism.

Instead of standing up for the values of a free society, Mr. Trump's oft-vented scorn for democracy's building blocks has strengthened the hands of dictators. No longer need they fear United States criticism regarding human rights or civil liberties. On the contrary, they can and do point to Mr. Trump's own words to justify their repressive actions,' Albright wrote in the op-ed, titled Will We Stop Trump Before It's Too Late?

She blasted the US president for undermining democratic values.

Trump has attacked the judiciary, ridiculed the media, defended torture, condoned police brutality, urged supporters to rough up hecklers and ... equated mere policy disagreements with treason, she wrote.

He libels immigrants and the countries from which they come. His words are ... calculated to exacerbate religious, social and racial divisions, the former US state secretary added.

Albright warned that global fascism could possibly build upon Trump's ideas and conducts.

The possibility that fascism will be accorded a fresh chance to strut around the world stage is enhanced by the volatile presidency of Donald Trump, she said, adding that Fascism � and the tendencies that lead towards fascism � pose a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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