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Synonyms for demagogue


Synonyms for demagogue

a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

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Of course, none of the demagogues in the West today -- from Donald Trump in the United States to Marine Le Pen or Geert Wilders in Europe -- are comparable to Hitler.
There are many conflicting messages I hear from the mouths of some demagogues in the United States at the present time.
He is not an idiot but rather a very cunning demagogue," the report by an anonymous agent says.
He is being a demagogue when he says he is trying to save tax dollars," she said.
It's hard to disagree with any of the above but America's 44th President, everyone seems to forget in the frenzy of today's inauguration, is a mere mortal not a heavea-z-a-zent demagogue.
Internationally, Ahmadinejad is known as a hard-line demagogue who has angered most of the world by saying Israel should be wiped off the map, by hosting an international conference of Holocaust deniers, and most of all, by pressing ahead with Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program in defiance of the United Nations and most Western countries.
Was he a precursor to the Reformation, an Italian Wycliffe or simply a power-hungry puritan (the author prefers 'fundamentalist') demagogue in love with his own rhetoric and power over others?
Whatever was this dangerous demagogue alluding to, they myopically wondered?
For the five years in the early 1950s he conducted a very public witch-hunt for communists infiltrating the US government, Senator Joseph McCarthy "may have been the most destructive demagogue in American history," notes Wicker (a former national political correspondent for The New York Times).
The plot concerns a cunning demagogue who plans to thwart the return of devolved government as a prelude to converting the world to Free Presbyterianism.
Regarding your piece "Requiem for an Iconoclast" [The World, June 11] about the murder of openly gay Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn: It seems to me that the word demagogue would be more fitting.
He was the first demagogue to preach to a simultaneous audience of millions.
I stopped buying it some time ago as I felt it had become irresponsible by giving a national platform to an opportunist and a demagogue Tommy Sheridan