Only a serious and sustained reform effort can repair the damage done during the Trump era to the perception and reality of basic rights and freedoms in the United States. — Freedom House
Only a serious and sustained reform effort can repair the damage done during the Trump era to the perception and reality of basic rights and freedoms in the United States. — Freedom House
Trump's final year in office was the worst for global democracy in a decade and a half, watchdog says
  • Global freedom hit its worst point in 15 years in 2020, according to a new Freedom House report.
  • Freedom House said Trump oversaw "unprecedented attacks" on US democracy.
  • The report warned that Trump provided "ample fodder" for authoritarians to downplay abuses.
The report paints a grim picture of the state of democracy in the US and worldwide. It excoriates former President Donald Trump over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and the "unprecedented attacks on one of the world's most visible and influential democracies" during his final weeks in office.

"The parlous state of US democracy was conspicuous in the early days of 2021 as an insurrectionist mob, egged on by the words of outgoing president Donald Trump and his refusal to admit defeat in the November election, stormed the Capitol building and temporarily disrupted Congress's final certification of the vote," the report said.

"Only a serious and sustained reform effort can repair the damage done during the Trump era to the perception and reality of basic rights and freedoms in the United States," Freedom House said, adding that Trump "presided over an accelerating decline in US freedom scores" even before 2020.
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