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  • 06.13.16

Ken Burns to Stanford graduates: Trump’s campaign is a “political Ponzi scheme”

Without mentioning Donald Trump’s name explicitly, documentary filmmaker Burns used his Stanford address to condemn the presidential candidate, calling out his lying, his attacks on the free press, and his insults toward the handicapped, women, and Muslims. 

…So before you do anything with your well-earned degree, you must do everything you can to defeat the retrograde forces that have invaded our democratic process, divided our house, to fight against, no matter your political persuasion, the dictatorial tendencies of the candidate with zero experience in the much maligned but subtle art of governance; who is against lots of things, but doesn’t seem to be for anything, offering only bombastic and contradictory promises, and terrifying Orwellian statements; a person who easily lies, creating an environment where the truth doesn’t seem to matter; who has never demonstrated any interest in anyone or anything but himself and his own enrichment; who insults veterans, threatens a free press, mocks the handicapped, denigrates women, immigrants and all Muslims; a man who took more than a day to remember to disavow a supporter who advocates white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan; an infantile, bullying man who, depending on his mood, is willing to discard old and established alliances, treaties and long-standing relationships…It is a political Ponzi scheme. 

Read his full address here

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