A leaked British Army training sheet attempts to warn soldiers about the dangers of right-wing extremism, and Trump checks A LOT of those boxes. Cenk Uygur, Brooke Thomas, and Jordan Klepper, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
“A leaked British Army document designed to help officers spot potential “extreme right-wing” behavior in the ranks includes warning signs that mimic the language and behavior of many mainstream conservatives in the United States — including President Donald Trump.
The 20-box chart, first reported by BuzzFeed News, warns officers to be on the lookout for individuals with a range of behaviors including describing themselves as “patriots” and their political opponents as “traitors,” using fake news to demonize immigrants, railing against the supposed dangers of multicultural towns and cities, and threatening violence when losing an argument.
The British Army confirmed to ThinkProgress that the document was genuine, but a spokesperson stressed that the document was not meant for general circulation. Rather it was drawn up in response to a specific incident — the arrest of four soldiers in 2017 for being part of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action — to provide guidelines for the chain of command, in hopes of preventing any similar instances in the future.”