On Tuesday, the CNN network published an article that linked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to fascist dictators, such as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. The article, written by CNN reporter Paul LeBlanc, quoted anonymous scholars who said that DeSantis’ policies and rhetoric have striking similarities to those of fascist dictators.
The article pointed to DeSantis’ recent controversial decision to sign a bill that limits the ability of local governments to raise taxes without voter approval. The article also noted that DeSantis has been accused of using his executive power to override the will of local governments, and that he has been accused of promoting a culture of fear and intimidation.
The article quoted anonymous scholars who said that DeSantis’ policies and rhetoric are reminiscent of those of fascist dictators, such as Mussolini and Hitler. The scholars said that DeSantis’ rhetoric and policies are reminiscent of the “strongman” style of leadership that is often associated with fascist dictators.
The article also pointed out that DeSantis has been criticized for his close ties to President Donald Trump, who has been accused of promoting a culture of fear and intimidation. The article noted that DeSantis has been accused of using his executive power to override the will of local governments, which is a hallmark of fascist dictatorships.
The article concluded by noting that while DeSantis has denied any similarities between himself and fascist dictators, the anonymous scholars quoted in the article said that the similarities are too striking to ignore.
The article has sparked a heated debate online, with many people criticizing the article for relying on anonymous sources and accusing CNN of sensationalizing the story. However, the article has also sparked a much-needed conversation about the dangers of fascism and the need to be vigilant against any attempts to undermine democracy.