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And You Thought George W. Bush Was Scary...

Trump's response to the New York–area bombings shows his demagogic commitment to the politics of fear.

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Donald Trump gets strangely giddy after terrorist attacks. More than once, they’ve been occasions for him to engage in self-praise, since he believes such events vindicate his dark view of the world. He also sees them as an opportunity to sell himself as the only savior in a time of crisis.

After the the bombing spree in the New York area over the weekend, he phoned Fox and Friends to anno