2021-02-11 10:45:37

Impeachment Hearings Show How Trump Laid Groundwork For Violence


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Michael Humphrey about how Donald Trump laid the groundwork for violence.

As the second day of Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment hearing wraps up prosecutors among the House managers made compelling arguments with plenty of evidence that the former President repeatedly and consistently told his supporters that he could not lose the November 2020 elections and that if he did it would be because the race was rigged. Considering that he convinced so many tens of millions of Americans to vote for him after 4 years of corrupt, demagogic, racist, criminally negligent and inept leadership is a testament to Trump’s communications skills. Today we turn to one academic who analyzed more than four years of Trump’s tweets and found striking patterns.

Read Humphrey’s analysis of Trump’s tweets here.

Michael Humphrey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University. He specializes in Digital Storytelling. 

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