How Trump is using the dictator playbook – and why
Legendary chess grandmaster and Russian political activist Garry Kasparov explained it in a tweet:
Autocratic Distraction: “Who do my supporters hate? Who can I get them to hate? How can I make the hated targets angry so they lash out?”
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) July 27, 2017
This pretty much describes Trump’s move yesterday to toss transgendered patriots out of the armed services.
And, in a case of truly strange bedfellows, Bill Kristol agrees. Here he is on MSNBC (hat tip: C&L:
And take a look at that key word in Kasparov’s tweet.
Want people to forget about Russiagate? Hate should do the trick. It’s a yuuuge distraction. Believe me!