Trump and Bolsonaro invest in offensive speaking to maintain support bases

Trump and Bolsonaro invest in offensive speaking to maintain support bases

The risk of prejudiced statements weakens the democracy and "normalizes" hatred

The dehumanization process of opponents was well marked in Germany between 1920 and 1930. At that time, Jews were called rats and traitors, an allegory of what the allies of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) believed it was necessary to be eliminated from society.

Almost a hundred years later, Donald Trump uses the same method to refer to opposition parliamentarians representing minorities in the United States, such as blacks, Hispanics, and Muslims, who would come from "crime and rat infested places."

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