“His Rhetoric Echoes Hitler and Mussolini”: Trump’s Misogynistic Attack on the Atlantic

This week, Trump lashed out at Steve Jobs widow in a vicious attack brandishing her publication ‘false and fake’.

Trump’s Attack

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Former President Donald Trump has criticized ‘The Atlantic’ and called it a “third-rate” publication through a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, last weekend.


Atlantic Allegations 

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The Atlantic released a story examining how Trump’s rhetoric has disparaged service members, examining how the former president’s rhetoric has disparaged service members.


Trump Coverage

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The majority stake in The Atlantic, a media outlet that has extensively covered Trump, is held by Laurene Powell Jobs’ company. Two days prior to Trump’s critique, the platform featured an article detailing how the former president is “becoming frighteningly clear about what he wants.”


Trump’s Assessment 

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Trump has dismissed The Atlantic as a ‘failing publication’, attributing it to false and fake stories. “It’s so good to see how badly the THIRD RATE MAGAZINE, The Atlantic, is doing,” Trump wrote in the post. “It’s failing at a level seldom seen before, even in the Publishing Business. False and Fake stories do it every time!”


Targeting The Owner

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Trump took personal aim at Laurene Powell Jobs, the owner of The Atlantic and widow of Steve Jobs, criticizing her use of wealth and accusing her of supporting radical left ideologies.


Previous Clashes

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This isn’t the initial instance of Trump targeting Powell Jobs. In September 2020, Trump expressed displeasure after The Atlantic released a story by its editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, citing four anonymous sources alleging that Trump referred to Americans who fought and died in World War I as “losers” and “suckers.”


Scathing History

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In October 2023, John F. Kelly, the former White House chief of staff for Trump and a retired Marine Corps general who tragically lost his son in an Afghan landmine attack, explicitly confirmed the details of Goldberg’s story in an interview with CNN. In September 2020, Trump shared the following statement on X, formerly known as Twitter.


Powell-Jobs Attack

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“They’ve got a rich person funding the ridiculous losses, but at some point, rich people get smart also,” Trump said. “Steve Jobs would not be proud of his wife, Laurene, and the way she is spending his money. The Radical Left is destroying America!”


Indirect Hit

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Powell Jobs has chosen not to address Trump directly; however, she has substantiated her stance through generous donations, contributing over $900,000 to Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.


Rise to Success

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After inheriting billions of dollars in Apple and Disney stock following her husband’s death from pancreatic cancer in 2011, Powell Jobs established the Emerson Collective.


Forbes List

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As of 2023, Forbes positioned her as the eighth wealthiest woman in the United States, boasting an estimated fortune of $13.4 billion. Some question whether her newfound status is a thorn in Trump’s side.


Emerson Collective

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The Emerson Collective is a social change organization that deals with real-life issues such as education, immigration reform, the environment, health care, and media.

Rise of The Atlantic

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In 2017, it acquired a controlling interest in The Atlantic, a publication with roots dating back to 1857 and founded by notable abolitionists, including the renowned writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Violent Outbursts

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Trump’s attack comes with his vast efforts to ensure that his presidential campaign gains momentum. In more recent times, former President Donald Trump has vehemently attacked political and legal adversaries in progressively forceful language.


Extreme Views

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His aggressive turn began a week ago on Truth Social, where he alluded to the execution of his former top military official. “This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH,” Trump said on Truth Social, referring to Milley’s past communication with Chinese military leaders.


Dictator Comparisons

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In response to Trump’s previous vitriolic outbursts, both experts and Trump critics have said, ‘His extreme rhetoric echoes the words of fascist dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini,’


Sexist Responses

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Social media users responded to Trump’s attack with a plethora of mixed views. One user blames his misogynistic views as the key factor behind his comments, ‘Ever notice the special venom this loser reserves for women?’

Trump Slander

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Other users have honed in on his unnecessary jibes about Powell Jobs late husband, ‘What does this loser know about a man who built a real multi-billion dollar company?’ 

Objective Opinion

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Another user proves you don’t need to be a Jobs fan to appreciate his widow’s position, ‘While I didn’t like Jobs’ attitude/philosophy and company changes he made when he went back to Apple, I do think he would be fine with how she was spending HER money on going after YOU!’

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