The definition of fascism is:
- A governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasising an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
- The philosophy, principles or methods of fascism
- A political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini.
Trump is not a dictator, he is part of a democratic system and his word will not automatically become law unopposed. His movements must go through congress before becoming reality, therefore he is not a dictator. Trump has not suppressed opposition and criticism, and he supported the women’s right to protest against him. He has not supported aggressive nationalism or racism. Many will disagree, but he did not support the KKK coming out in favour of him, and he has not outright suggested an ‘aggressive’ form of nationalism, instead supporting patriotism to promote the growth of wealth in America by keeping industry and trade within the country to better benefit the American people.
Racism is when you discriminate against someone because of the colour of their skin, and Trump has not done that, only considered closing the borders to countries that are proven to produce terrorists due to a practising religion within said country. Trump only wants to do this until a better screening process can be implicated, then it will be immigration as normal, although those who are potential terrorists will not be free to go to America and hurt people. Potentially kill people. Do people want terrorism to reach them? Have they not seen what has happened in France and Germany? I believe in immigration, but I do not support terrorism and any effort to prevent it as long as it doesn’t directly harm people, sounds OK to me. It is not otherisation, it is protecting those he has responsibility for.