Freedom House reports downward trend in world freedom and ‘the eclipse of U.S. leadership’

March 4, 2021 ☼ freedomgoptrumpdamage

Source: MinnPost

Link: Freedom House reports downward trend in world freedom and ‘the eclipse of U.S. leadership’

“Only a serious and sustained reform effort can repair the damage done during the Trump era to the perception and reality of basic rights and freedoms in the United States,” the report says.

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The report highlighted the “pressure” Trump has exerted “on electoral integrity, judicial independence and safeguards against corruption” in the United States, as the Washington Post put it in its coverage of the Freedom House report.

Also noted by the report is “the decline in fair and equal treatment of refugees and asylum seekers” under Trump’s watch — something that Freedom House called “worrisome for a country that takes pride in its traditional role as a beacon for the oppressed.”

It’s going to take a long time to recover from this.