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People remark often on the admiration President Donald Trump reserves for dictators and authoritarians. But increasingly people are pointing out the words and actions of the POTUS that borrow from the playbook of totalitarian regimes.

Hollywood actor and director Robert Redford penned an Op-Ed titled "President Trump's dictator-like administration is attacking the values America holds dear" and subtitled "This monarchy in disguise has been so exhausting and chaotic, it’s not in the least bit surprising so many citizens are disillusioned." for NBC News addressing just that topic.

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Patti Davis—daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan—wrote in an OpEd for The Washington Post that President Donald Trump is incapable of providing comfort after tragedy.

Davis, an author and actress, stated:

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On Monday, September 10, MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough penned an OpEd for The Washington Post. In it, he claimed President Donald "Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could."

In the Post piece, Scarborough quoted New York Times’ Roger Cohen. A month after the 2016 presidential election, Cohen wrote:

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Economist Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, speaks about The New York Times OpEd with YAHOO! Finance September 7, 2018. (YAHOO! Finance)

Many people—even those who follow Washington politics—may not know who Kevin Hassett is, but his name is getting notice now. While everyone tries to discern the identity of the anonymous "senior official in the Trump administration...whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure" who wrote the now infamous OpEd for The New York Times, Hassett's name came up.

Kevin Allen Hassett is an American economist and Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to the OpEd mystery, Hassett was best known for his work on tax policy and for co-authoring the 1999 book Dow 36,000.

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