From the December 8 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show:
RACHEL MADDOW (HOST): Max Boot is a very well-known right-wing national security guy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Quote, “Trump is a fascist and that's not a term I use loosely or often, but he has earned it.” There's been actually enough of this recently that CNN recently ran a sort of roundup article on “why some conservatives say that Trump talk is fascist.” Their roundup included this tweet from Iowa Republican radio host -- very influence guy in the Iowa Republican caucuses --Steve Deace. Quote, “if Obama proposed the same religion registry as Trump, every conservative in the country would call it what it is -- creeping fascism.” One of the New York Times' resident conservatives published this last week, “is Donald Trump a fascist?” The answer, yes. In perfect New York Times understated style, quote, “Trump may indeed be a little fascistic.” The Times columnist who wrote that last week, I think seemed to have spooked himself a little bit having said that out loud. He wrote that last week and then on Monday published another column basically rolling back the thesis a little bit. But then several hours later, Donald Trump announced his no-Muslims-are-allowed-to come-to-the-United-States plan and that lead to one of the greatest tweets of all time from that New York Times columnist. Quote, “okay, I concede I picked the wrong day to modestly walk back my Trumpism as fascism column.” Oh did he just -- okay, well, I guess I was right the first time. And again, this fascism allegation is not coming from the left. This is coming from the right. And again, this fascism allegation, this is not coming from the left. This is coming from the right. It's coming from inside the Republican party and from within mainstream conservative thought.