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The response of America to both Trumps—the puppet politician who is just repeating what his military advisers are telling him and the demagogic racist—was essentially the same: meh.
The logic behind [the hard-liners’] argument is flawed and demagogic.
But after two appellate courts made much of Trump’s penchant for overheated, demagogic language, the Supreme Court ruled that the president has the power to restrict immigration.
The character as written is vain, self-serving and demagogic, cynically manipulating the whiplash passions of his followers.
The complete budget ($24,605.67) was a miracle of thrift when one considers its efficacy in thwarting Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s demagogic and spectacularly ineffective hunting of communists in government (of which, yes, there were some).
Instruments of communication may change; demagogic instincts don’t.
The machinery of demagogic authoritarianism may shift from decade to decade and century to century, taking us from the scroll to the newsreel to the tweet, but its content is always the same.
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