Khrushchev’s great-granddaughter just compared Donald Trump to Joseph Stalin
Another day and another person is calling out Donald Trump. The President has had a pretty rough time recently, with his reaction to the Puerto Rican crisis in particular being widely criticised across all of social media and from various different news outlets. Not only this, but Eminem also fired shots at Trump yesterday in his BET Cypher, and now a descendant of the former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev is calling out the President over his latest attacks on the media.
On Tuesday, Trump launched into his usual spiel about the media, accusing NBC of "fake news" and said that broadcast licenses should be "challenged" and "revoked" if the media companies are spreading what he deems to be fake news, which is pretty much any story that paints him in a negative light.
Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Nina Khrushcheva, who is an international affairs professor at The New School in New York, said: “Here, President Trump defined ‘fake news’ the way Joseph Stalin defined ‘enemies of the people’: if they offer a slightest objection to his rule they must be wrong. And they must be silenced.”
Nina continued, saying:
“Somewhere on the way to his real estate/reality TV career he forgot his lessons in civics and American democracy from high school. Or maybe he always had an ‘F’ in those subjects; being rich, he didn’t and still doesn’t think they apply to him. For that we are all paying dearly.
"And the longer he stays in, offering more and more somewhat Stalinesque amendments to American democracy, the more autocratic erosion to this once wonderful system we will experience."
Khrushcheva is the great-granddaughter of the former Soviet leader, who ran the country for 11 years between 1953 - 1964. When Khrushchev's son (Nina's grandfather), was killed in World War II, Nikita Khrushchev adopted his son's 2-year-old daughter, Julia, who would later become Nina's mother.
“Consequently, by relations Nikita Khrushchev is my grandfather, and I always refer to him as such,” Nina says on her website.
Nina, who was the author of "The Lost Khrushchev", has frequently criticised Trump, posting Tweets such as this in the past:
It's safe to say that Trump is coming under a lot of scorn from all corners of the media at the moment, and no doubt he will conjuring up a response on Twitter as we speak. At the BET awards the other night, Eminem made his much-anticipated return to music with his cypher in which he fired several verbal shots at the President, with plenty of people lauding the rapper for standing up for the likes of Colin Kaepernick.
It's yet to be seen if Trump will respond to either Khrushcheva or Eminem, although I'm sure he won't enter into a rap battle with Slim Shady, as that would end up being pretty embarrassing. However, this is Trump we're talking about, so it kind of wouldn't surprise me if he did actually release some form of diss track in response... let's hope so!