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Vol. 80/No. 48      December 26, 2016




Is Trump a fascist?
I would appreciate it if you could please discuss if the SWP considers Trump a neofascist. What does the Militant think about Trump and his right-wing, KKK comrades?

Name withheld by request

Are Trump’s people fascist?
I have appreciated the Militant’s coverage of the 2016 election and am convinced of the argument that Trump won in spite of his derogatory comments about women, Muslims, immigrants, and more. Clinton was a terrible candidate who turned her back on working people and denied the economic crisis millions of workers face. Without a mass, credible working-class alternative millions of workers turned to Trump in the voting booths as the “change” candidate.

However, I have not yet seen any coverage about the so-called alt-right movement that has cheered and been emboldened by Trump’s election.

Are reports and worries of attacks simply “liberal hysteria” or something else? What should be the position of workers on the appointments Trump is making, like Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions for example?

Kyle Edwards

SWP vs. Trump on jobs
I had a question on the article “2016: Most Important US Election in 100 Years,” published in the Nov. 28 issue. It states that Trump wants to kick start “growth” and “jobs” with $1 trillion in infrastructure construction and repairs.

The SWP 2016 presidential campaign platform says, “We are part of the fight for a government-funded public works program to create jobs at union-scale pay to replace crumbling infrastructure and build schools, medical, childcare and recreation centers, and other things working people need.”

What is the difference between these proposals that would make a worker support the SWP demand and not Trump’s program?

Philippe Tessier
Montreal, Quebec

Related articles:
‘Is Trump a fascist?’ ‘Are workers going to the right?’
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