How to avoid ‘fascism’ in the US
A new documentary about how Trump supporters reacted to President Donald Trump’s inauguration will air on PBS.
The documentary titled The Resistance: How to Survive and Rebuild America was produced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and features interviews with three prominent Trump supporters.
In a new interview with the Guardian, a woman in her late 20s named Elizabeth says that she has been a Trump supporter since the election, and that her family is a “huge Trump supporter” in the family.
“We’re in the middle of this shit.
We’ve been supporting him from the beginning,” she said.
“He’s a racist, a sexist, he’s homophobic, he likes to bully people, he does not have any respect for women, he has no respect for the constitution, he hates the media, he is a misogynist.”
Her friend, a 20-year-old from Pennsylvania, agrees, saying she “hates” Trump and “talks about being a white nationalist”.
“He doesn’t respect the constitution,” she told the Guardian.
“And I think the best way to be able to deal with this is to not just support him but to try to keep up with him and keep up the pressure.”
It is unlikely that any of the Trump supporters interviewed for the documentary would have been comfortable with discussing politics in public, especially in the wake of his inauguration.
The documentary, which is available for viewing on PBS stations nationwide, asks participants to describe their reactions to the inauguration in a simple and non-judgmental way.
It is the first documentary on this topic that the ACLU has produced in more than 20 years, and comes amid a number of other protests against Trump’s policies and his presidency.
The film, which focuses on two women who were at the inauguration, is a powerful piece of work that offers a glimpse into the anxieties that many Americans feel about Trump and his administration.
The ACLU has been documenting the violence and threats faced by black people, immigrants, Muslims and other communities of color since the Trump presidency began in January.
Trump has been accused of racial discrimination, with many accusing him of targeting African Americans, Latinos and other groups that are not white.
But the ACLU says the majority of the violence directed against these communities has been directed at white people.
In the documentary, Elizabeth, who was also at the inaugural, said she felt her community had been “sheltered” under the Trump administration.
“When he took office, the police were allowed to do whatever they wanted.
They were allowed into the city.
They broke down windows,” she explained.”
So, there were riots, people were being killed, we were living in fear.”
It’s a view shared by other Trump supporters, such as the woman in the documentary.
“I don’t believe he’s a fascist,” she stated.
“But I do believe he is racist, sexist, xenophobic, misogynistic.”
The documentary’s co-producer, Elizabeth Bader Ginsburg, told the ABC that the film aims to highlight the problems that people face under Trump.
“What this film is really about is not just the protests that took place but also the problems of everyday life under Trump,” she added.
“These are real people, people that really live in real fear.
They live in fear because they don’t have the option of staying home or not being in their communities.”
In a statement released to the Guardian on Thursday, the ACLU said that “some of the more extreme rhetoric and violence” of the alt-right movement is “not welcome in our democracy”.
“While the alt right movement has embraced violence and bigotry, the vast majority of its members are peaceful, thoughtful and engaged with the political process, especially when it comes to advancing their interests,” the statement read.
“In fact, in 2016, nearly two-thirds of Americans supported policies that allowed for peaceful protest and rallies.”
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