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Donald Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights
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Donald Trump is on an Orwellian mission to redefine human rights

Michael Fuchs discusses how the Trump administration has actively worked to undermine human rights at home and abroad.

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  • Michael Fuchs

The president of the United States makes racist comments against members of Congress. He puts kids in cages. Attempts to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Praises dictators.

It has long been abundantly clear that Donald Trump has no respect for human rights. Now, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, wants to build a new intellectual framework to justify the administration’s rollback of human rights protections.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow