If the Hat Fits ….

If the Hat Fits ....

“America has changed over the years. But these values my grandparents taught me — they haven’t gone anywhere. They’re as strong as ever; still cherished by people of every party, every race, every faith. They live on in each of us. What makes us American, what makes us patriots, is what’s in here. That’s what matters. And that’s why we can take the food and music and holidays and styles of other countries, and blend it into something uniquely our own. That’s why we can attract strivers and entrepreneurs from around the globe to build new factories and create new industries here. That’s why our military can look the way it does — every shade of humanity, forged into common service. That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.” Barack Obama, July 27, 2016

After President Obama’s speech to the DNC Wednesday night, his press secretary Jody Earnst earnestly maintained that “the President didn’t have one person in mind when he warned off any “domestic demagogue.”  Of course, if that red baseball cap fits ….

More:

“Obama implies Donald Trump is a ‘homegrown demagogue’ at Democratic convention speech,” German Lopez, Vox

“Barack Obama rebukes Trump as ‘homegrown demagogue,’” Simon Carswell, Irish Times

“Obama’s shade on Trump has people looking up ‘demagogue,'” CBC News

Related:

“Michael Bloomberg Calls Donald Trump a ‘Dangerous Demagogue,'” Josh Dawsey, Wall Street Journal

“Former U.S. Attorney Ditches GOP Over ‘Dangerous Demagogue’ Donald Trump,” Jacquie Lee, Huffington Post

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