Is Trump a "demagogue"?

Posted by: NewLifeChristian

The world's smartest man and famed physicist Stephen Hawking just came out today and called Trump a "demagogue". Do you agree? Read more: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/30/famed-physicist-stephen-hawking-weighs-in-on-trump-hes-a-demagogue/

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Yes, Trump is a demagogue.

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No, Trump isn't a demagogue.

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PetersSmith says2016-05-31T17:44:00.0292030Z
"A leader or orator who espoused the cause of the common people." Hell yes he is.
NewLifeChristian says2016-05-31T17:52:05.1455127Z
@PetersSmith I think most people use this definition for demagogue: "a political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason" (http://www.Merriam-webster.Com/dictionary/demagogue).
NewLifeChristian says2016-05-31T17:54:31.9580538Z
Regardless, Stephen Hawking used that word as an insult toward Trump, so it doesn't matter what the dictionary definition of the word is.
ButterCatX says2016-05-31T23:22:09.1767206Z
@peter I agree that he is, and it works. People are fed up with leaders like Hillary and they want people who speak their mind. A demagogue is not inherently a bad thing, it is someone that the people like and if they mess up, then the onus is on them. Side note: Obama is a demagogue, he used people's emotions about discrimination to make it so that if you didn't vote for him, you are a racist. Bush was a demagogue(idk how, I wasn't alive then, but since he was elected then he was a demagogue). George Washington was a demagogue, he used people's negative emotions against the English to lead a revolution. Every great leader has been a demagogue so throwing around about x being a demagogue just proves that they would make a good leader. The people will always choose someone that sparks emotions and that they can relate to emotionally, this isn't a bad thing.
frenchmoosetwo says2016-06-03T15:41:33.6903101Z
NewLifeChristian: You say he tells the truth... Http://www.Politifact.Com/personalities/donald-trump/
NewLifeChristian says2016-06-03T16:27:57.7239975Z
@frenchmoosetwo PolitiFact is biased against conservatives ... And to confirm people's suspicions, they did a study on this (see: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2013/05/28/study-finds-fact-checkers-biased-against-republicans).

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