Stewart: It's a mistake to only focus on Trump

Stewart: It's a mistake to only focus on Trump 1 00:00:00,070 --> 00:00:05,550 >> So I think we make a mistake focusing this on on Donald Trump as 2 00:00:05,550 --> 00:00:06,850 though he's. 3 00:00:07,530 --> 00:00:13,290 >> I don't know Magneto and some incredible super villain that has changed 4 00:00:13,290 --> 00:00:18,870 the very nature and temperature of the United States like he's 5 00:00:18,870 --> 00:00:24,280 just been an effective vessel. But again like he's not singing new 6 00:00:24,280 --> 00:00:29,910 songs. This is something he's maybe singing I'm a little better than Goldwater but 7 00:00:29,910 --> 00:00:36,310 but I think it's a mistake to focus at all on this one individual 8 00:00:36,310 --> 00:00:42,010 and not to focus it more on you 9 00:00:42,010 --> 00:00:47,390 know the idea that power is its own reward whether it be in 10 00:00:47,390 --> 00:00:54,670 the financial industry or in government like power doesn't seed itself unless 11 00:00:54,670 --> 00:01:01,120 we can figure out a better way to balance that power for you 12 00:01:01,120 --> 00:01:06,550 know timber workers and voters and different groups we'll 13 00:01:06,550 --> 00:01:08,570 be vulnerable. 14 00:01:08,590 --> 00:01:14,080 >> You know I don't I don't know that autocracy is purely the domain of 15 00:01:14,080 --> 00:01:15,530 Donald Trump. 16 00:01:15,550 --> 00:01:20,830 >> I think that we all have a bit of a tendency to be like to 17 00:01:20,830 --> 00:01:26,110 grant amnesty to people that are doing things that we would prefer even if 18 00:01:26,110 --> 00:01:28,500 that means that they're slightly undemocratic. 19 00:01:28,660 --> 00:01:34,390 >> There's many times where I think to myself I just do an executive order for God's sake just 20 00:01:34,390 --> 00:01:35,980 get it done you know. 21 00:01:36,340 --> 00:01:42,520 >> So I think our focus unhealthily on this one individual 22 00:01:42,520 --> 00:01:48,220 comes at the price of systems and dynamics that have been in place long 23 00:01:48,220 --> 00:01:51,660 before this cat ever learned how to surf those waves.

Stewart: It's a mistake to only focus on Trump

Stewart: It's a mistake to only focus on Trump

1 00:00:00,070 --> 00:00:05,550 >> So I think we make a mistake focusing this on on Donald Trump as 2 00:00:05,550 --> 00:00:06,850 though he's. 3 00:00:07,530 --> 00:00:13,290 >> I don't know Magneto and some incredible super villain that has changed 4 00:00:13,290 --> 00:00:18,870 the very nature and temperature of the United States like he's 5 00:00:18,870 --> 00:00:24,280 just been an effective vessel. But again like he's not singing new 6 00:00:24,280 --> 00:00:29,910 songs. This is something he's maybe singing I'm a little better than Goldwater but 7 00:00:29,910 --> 00:00:36,310 but I think it's a mistake to focus at all on this one individual 8 00:00:36,310 --> 00:00:42,010 and not to focus it more on you 9 00:00:42,010 --> 00:00:47,390 know the idea that power is its own reward whether it be in 10 00:00:47,390 --> 00:00:54,670 the financial industry or in government like power doesn't seed itself unless 11 00:00:54,670 --> 00:01:01,120 we can figure out a better way to balance that power for you 12 00:01:01,120 --> 00:01:06,550 know timber workers and voters and different groups we'll 13 00:01:06,550 --> 00:01:08,570 be vulnerable. 14 00:01:08,590 --> 00:01:14,080 >> You know I don't I don't know that autocracy is purely the domain of 15 00:01:14,080 --> 00:01:15,530 Donald Trump. 16 00:01:15,550 --> 00:01:20,830 >> I think that we all have a bit of a tendency to be like to 17 00:01:20,830 --> 00:01:26,110 grant amnesty to people that are doing things that we would prefer even if 18 00:01:26,110 --> 00:01:28,500 that means that they're slightly undemocratic. 19 00:01:28,660 --> 00:01:34,390 >> There's many times where I think to myself I just do an executive order for God's sake just 20 00:01:34,390 --> 00:01:35,980 get it done you know. 21 00:01:36,340 --> 00:01:42,520 >> So I think our focus unhealthily on this one individual 22 00:01:42,520 --> 00:01:48,220 comes at the price of systems and dynamics that have been in place long 23 00:01:48,220 --> 00:01:51,660 before this cat ever learned how to surf those waves.