‘American abyss’: Fascism historian Tim Snyder on Trump’s coup attempt, impeachment and what’s next

Democracy Now! speaks with Timothy Snyder, a historian of fascism, who says the riot at the US Capitol was “completely and utterly predictable”, given President Trump’s record of stoking extremism and undermining democratic institutions.

“The American republic is hanging by a thread because the president of the United States has sought to use violence to stay in power and essentially to overthrow our constitutional system,” says Snyder.

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