Paul Johnson's discussion with WESA's Kevin Gavin
WESA’s Kevin Gavin discussed the fallout from Joe Biden’s electoral win last week with Dr. Johnson. The discussion focused on the character and impact of Donald Trump’s rhetoric questioning the electoral result. In particular, Dr. Johnson speaks to how Trump’s distinction between “legal ballots” and “illegal” ballots is part of Trump’s rhetorical style more broadly, which relies on cocooning himself and his most ardent supporters together in their own reality. The effects of this rhetoric will be to intensify institutional distrust and further construct feelings of persecution among Trump’s acolytes. Find more information on Paul's interview at this website: https://www.wesa.fm/post/trump-s-political-rhetoric-about-elections-can-be-dangerous-says-pitt-professor#stream/0.