Human Rights Watch condemns Trump for ‘discrediting, harassing’ his critics

A prominent US human rights group has criticized President Donald Trump for his campaign to “discredit, harass, and intimidate” his critics, comparing the new American leader to “demagogues in other countries.”

“It’s now clear that one of Donald Trump’s top priorities as president is to discredit, harass, and intimidate his critics, or anyone who exposes how his administration is working.” New-York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday.

“Demagogues in other countries regularly use such tactics to silence critics and restrict the media’s ability to inform the public,” said Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, co-director of the US Program at HRW.

“Too often they have paved the road to even greater assaults on rights and democracy. Ultimately, the country as a whole, regardless of party affiliation, will lose if it continues,” she said in a statement on the rights group’s website.

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