Zeynep Tufekci, a Turkish journalist who now lives in the United States and teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been warning that President Donald Trump’s authoritarianism should not be taken lightly. Tufekci revisits that subject in article published in The Atlantic on December 7, stressing that whether or not Trump’s attempt to overthrow the United States’ 2020 election results is successful, Americans should be worried that he is even trying it in the first place.
“The U.S. president is trying to steal the election, and crucially, his party either tacitly approves or is pretending not to see it,” Tufecki warns. “This is a particularly dangerous combination, and makes it much more than just typical Trumpian bluster or norm shattering.”
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