Mayor Pete: Americans Are Being Radicalized By Trump

From his new interview with Vox:

“The reality is that when people are economically or socially dislocated, they are always more vulnerable to being radicalized. And I think a lot of Americans are being radicalized by this administration. The experience of disruption that’s gone on, especially in the interior, has obviously made it more fertile to being taken advantage of by people like this president.”

Another key quote:

“I think the word ‘socialism’ has largely lost its meaning in American politics because it has been used by the right to describe pretty much anything they disagree with. To the extent there’s a conversation around democratic socialism — even that seems to be a little squishy in terms of what it actually means. I think of myself as progressive. But I also believe in capitalism, but it has to be democratic capitalism.”