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‘Words of a dictator’: Trump’s threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascism

The president suggested the US could use troops against Americans – true to the instincts of a man surrounded by sycophants * George Floyd killing – latest US updates * See all our George Floyd coverage“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes an oft-quoted line of uncertain origin.On Monday evening, Donald Trump, with four US flags behind him, threatened to send in the military against the American people, then crossed the road to pose for a photo outside a historic church while clutching a Bible.He was only able to get there after heavily armed police and horse-mounted national guardsmen

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