Macho Politics Defined Trump’s Presidency

January 18, 2021 ☼ trump

Source: NPR - Link

For however random and rambling that may have seemed, it nevertheless fit into the speech perfectly: the president belittling an opponent as weak while portraying himself and his supporters as strong. Weakness, it turned out, was a major theme in that speech, with the president wielding it in particular against his fellow Republicans.

I hate the phrase “toxic masculinity”, but this is one proper use of it.