Martin O’Malley Calls Trump Ideas Fascistic

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Martin O’Malley, a Democratic presidential candidate on Sunday night, commented on the Republican lead player Donald Trump for his fascist comments. Trump earlier said that people who follow the Islamic faith have to be monitored with a special mechanism using registries or ID cards. Trump made this comment at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Martin O’Malley asked a question who would be next in the list, Catholics, artists or trade unionists. Remarking that this is not a healthy scenario and the road does not “lead to a good place”.

O’Malley furthered that political opportunism and panic are a dangerous mix and it can lead to fascism or can even turn a republic into a security state. The audiences were not receptive to the comments on Donald Trump. Reporters asked O’Malley if he considered Trump as a fascist for which he answered that his languages sound similar. He added that by pushing ID cards and registries of a particular religion the idea often succeeded fascism. O’Malley also added that considering being superior does not mean that we cannot fall victim to these appeals.

Supporting O’Malley New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Raymond Buckley informed that the comments are not an exaggeration. Speaking to the ABC News Buckley said that elections can move in either direction. He added that the chances that Trump is a nominee are not scaring Democrats but the nation as a whole. Trump’s campaigners did not respond to the comments of O’Malley. Republicans have also come out vehemently on the comments of Trump. Ohio Governor John Kasich called it “very divisive” but did not divulge if he would support Trump on winning the nomination.

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Donald Trump Claims It Was Not An Endorsement Meet With The African-American Pastors

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Donald Trump, the presidential frontrunner in a meeting with the African-American pastors on Monday in New York informed that none of the participants sought a change of tone. Though it was not a blanket endorsement, there were no comments on his tone. In the meeting, Trump emphasized that they want to see victory, and the mood is about winning. The campaign by Trump involved about 100 African-American pastors to endorse his language. Following the meeting, a closed press conference was called during the weekend that was canceled for reasons unknown. The media was not invited for the meeting.

Some of the members of the group like Rev. Darrell Scott from the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Richmond region minister from Virginia Steve Parson endorsed Trump. Parson was reported saying that Trump is the best for the black community and the country in large. He added that the community wants to keep off welfare and believe that it can be done with the immense knowledge of Donald Trump. The other attendees did neither endorse him nor condemn him. They reserved their comments on what Trump earlier made that was seen as offensive.

Though one of the participants was noted as saying that Trump’s speech lacks empathy, and this is what needs to be discussed. The participant was invited by Scott. Once the activities of the meeting became public, more than 100 leaders in an open letter to the African-American community called Trump’s remarks as divisive and racist. Meanwhile, Trump in an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe informed that his relationship was fantastic with the people here, but they came under pressure when they heard that there was a meeting by those who disagree.

The national spokeswoman of Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson told CNN that it was not an endorsing meeting as the whole group was not endorsing him. Moreover, there was concern that they were among the pastors that were endorsing. These were some of the reasons cited for the meeting turning out into an endorsement meet. The meeting was more generic, and no one came out right to support or condemn Donald Trump for his ideologies.