How Trump makes extreme things look normal

  • Published: 21 December 2017
  • The scariest part of Trump's first year as president isn't how abnormal he is, it's how normal he makes everything else look by comparison.

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    “Don’t normalize this” has become a kind of rallying cry during President Trump’s first year in office -- a reminder to not get too acclimated to Trump’s norm-breaking and erratic behavior.
    But the real danger of the Trump presidency might have less to do with Trump’s abnormality and more to do with how “normal” he makes other Republicans look by comparison. And the concept of the “Overton Window” helps explain why our politics and media might be warped long after Trump’s presidency comes to an end.

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  • Parker Reese
    Parker Reese  2 weeks back

    What does progressive mean is it a term for dem

    • Parker Reese
      Parker Reese  2 weeks back

      Um the rich have more stuff and have to pay more taxes not to mention the poor in some states get money and also every single political leader does this to us and Obama wanted a wall too

      • Retail Mammal
        Retail Mammal  3 weeks back

        Basically: “it’s ok when we move it, but when they move it it’s bad”

        • I I
          I I  3 weeks back

          From my recent foray into figuring out my political ideals, and remembering this video, I’ve found I would probably be a centrist in my own country, but in America, I would be considered a left wing, even before Trump. The overton window has already moved from various other nation’s ideas of democracy and Trump’s made it worse. The cold war already made you very anti-left. From my perspective, the modern U.S. is equal to the U.S.S.R, not in military power, but from how I see the two countries, oppressive hellholes. There is a meme somewhere that fits this. A Star Wars: Episode III one. “You became the very thing you swore to destroy.” I feel it fits.

          • SHOW MONGOLIA
            SHOW MONGOLIA  4 weeks back

            hello. i like your graphics want to learn vox style

            • Aaron Silver-Pell
              Aaron Silver-Pell  1 months back

              I feel the same way, but about feminism honestly.

              • Dixie Normous
                Dixie Normous  1 months back

                what a vague argument lol

                • Subscribe to me for no reason x

                  This is happening in the UK too :/

                  • Raising Saints
                    Raising Saints  1 months back

                    The irony is how you guys tell the world what you’re doing, but blame the other for it. (Btw- Trump was clear in calling out white supremacy as “having NO PLACE in our country!” In the very same press conf you all edit out; and has then stated it countless times after!

                    • Brian Anderle
                      Brian Anderle  2 months back

                      7:05 He’s assuming that there will be a peaceful transition of power from Trump to the next president

                      • Ayush Raj
                        Ayush Raj  2 months back

                        VOX vs FOX this is really interesting.

                        • kys kys
                          kys kys  2 months back

                          The u.s. normalized extreme right wing thinking its just right now that we starting to see there b.s.

                          • Stormbubi
                            Stormbubi  2 months back

                            haha, someone watched vic berger i see

                            • Glowner
                              Glowner  2 months back

                              Dems do the same tho, with advocating for nature conservation and social progressivism shifts the window left, and now that the republicans are doing the same its a crisis

                              • Hunter Finan
                                Hunter Finan  2 months back

                                Yes because making sure a few trees are still around is such a nightmare! And don't get me started on those equal rights for every citizen!

                            • Borni Ekellem
                              Borni Ekellem  2 months back

                              Since Trump is using tactics from the left, i would be more considered about the left !

                              • Anna D.
                                Anna D.  2 months back

                                This is exactly what's happening in my country Hungary too, now I understand

                                • Richard Zellers
                                  Richard Zellers  2 months back


                                  • Lord Stellaris
                                    Lord Stellaris  2 months back

                                    tHe oVertOn WindOw

                                    • TheKayleeanna
                                      TheKayleeanna  2 months back

                                      Americans silently thinking: "The Overton Window."
                                      Americans speaking out: "This is not normal."
                                      Americans resolution to themselves: "We won't let this be normal."

                                      • Beth Bartlett
                                        Beth Bartlett  2 months back

                                        For those whom realize the very unsettling feelings - of this time:

                                        *It is the intent of MS News Media to make you feel this way.*

                                        When the 1% of the 1% owns all MS News Medias, *We don't have a Free Press*

                                        Google Search:

                                        Owner(s) of:
                                        - Fox News
                                        - the Associated Press "AP"
                                        - the Federal Reserve Bank Corporation
                                        - our Birth Certificates
                                        - the IRS - Management
                                        (Other "important need to knows') - Balfour Declaration
                                        What do all President Assassinations have in common? (US Currency)
                                        Who established the CIA?
                                        Prescott Bush
                                        What was George Bush, Sr's job just before he became VP - later POTUS?
                                        Who was Edward Bernays?
                                        Recommended Watch:
                                        "The Century of the Self" - It defines how and why Media manipulates the masses.

                                        If you are interested in understanding the what, why, and how's - these will truly give you the facts.

                                        I understand you response - the fears associated with this "Twilight Zone" experience - let me offer you a most comforting subject of absolute facts - this truly is the subject my mind Consciously goes to when I have those moments of - "that feeling in the middle of my stomach" when I trip over the "Narcissist-in-Charge" baiting the US Public for one of his "Daily Feeds" (this is why the Narcissists are referred to as "Energy Vamps")

                                        The subject that is *"absolute - truth - empowering"*

                                        Quantum Physics "Universal Law of Attraction", discovered in the 20th Century - (and it happens to be the very foundation off the Teachings of Jesus, some 2000 years prior: "Faith the size of a 'Mustard Seed'; "the body is a Temple of God"; "Ask and ye shall Receive")

                                        We manifest into reality, those subjects we place: "thoughts/feelings/energies -actions" upon.

                                        Peace truly does begin within.

                                        Avoid having negative thoughts about him - apply Thoughts toward "Your Desired State of Reality" - for yourself, those whom you love/care for - Community/State/Country/World/Universe - and do so with an Imagined State that it already exists - and your having Gratitude for the "Having it"

                                        We do affect our own, others, and the entire Collective's reality experiences. - thus, *be Conscious of your state of Thoughts, use the Higher-Mind over Ego-Mind, and know there are a growing number of People whom are doing this for the evolving of humanity to a Higher and Greater Level of Experiencing of Life - with Harmony and Wellbeing*

                                        Peace and Positive Energy Blessings, be Y O U R S ❤


                                        • Beth Bartlett
                                          Beth Bartlett  2 months back

                                          When the 1% of the 1% owns all MS News Medias, *We don't have a Free Press*

                                          • Hadi Raza
                                            Hadi Raza  2 months back

                                            This is also happening in India, the rightward shift of ideology in my country

                                            • The Blockchain
                                              The Blockchain  2 months back

                                              More like a correction tbh. Congress socialist rule for most of the past 6 decades, congress moved the overton window all the way to the left.

                                          • ganondorfchampin
                                            ganondorfchampin  3 months back

                                            This video was frighteningly eye opening. The main thing it brought to mind is how Dubya now looks like a decent person, because he's being compared to Trump, even though he was essentially a war criminal.

                                            • Porsue
                                              Porsue  3 months back

                                              Just learn to accept things lol everything can happen maybe one day trump visit your house for a meal cuz he's bored

                                              • Porsue
                                                Porsue  3 months back

                                                Make me feel laugh but trust me trump will get things right

                                                • OKAYYYY
                                                  OKAYYYY  3 months back

                                                  sarah sanders seriously looks like shrek

                                                  • Darth Utah 66
                                                    Darth Utah 66  3 months back

                                                    Technically, Sanders has done the same thing. Before him, no politician has really talked about implementing universal healthcare since Truman.

                                                    • Mouse Utopian
                                                      Mouse Utopian  3 months back

                                                      It's because Trump is a liar.

                                                      • Rocket Fan
                                                        Rocket Fan  3 months back

                                                        Vox is such a mess

                                                        • King Kris
                                                          King Kris  3 months back

                                                          Vox criticising the right wing again. Just stop please.

                                                          • Smitty werben JaegerManjensan

                                                            So basically what (not to sound paranoid) the left has done with all of their agenda

                                                            • Kenneth Robinson
                                                              Kenneth Robinson  3 months back

                                                              My head hurts

                                                              • Reece N
                                                                Reece N  3 months back

                                                                Saw the thumbnail and thought ‘Vox being fair?!’

                                                                Started watching ‘Oh, of course not.’

                                                                • Brandon Pocklington
                                                                  Brandon Pocklington  3 months back

                                                                  This dude is stage 4 cancer.

                                                                  • Vezi Kerzoyayev
                                                                    Vezi Kerzoyayev  3 months back

                                                                    Listen Vox I'd have to tell you something.Trump isn't the Prime Minister USA doesn't have one.USA has a senate I meant when you make videos on what he says.Why don't you talk about first President who would succeed in making the North Korea not a threat.What if this Iranian brutal regime falls cause of his sanctions.P.S To be honest the US-Iran Deal was one sided just for Iran as Iran never used the money on its people which they got after the sanctions were lifted rather funding terrorism and backing Syrian and Iraqi corrupt Government,funding houtis in Yemen and Hizbullah in Lebonan.

                                                                    • S Ali
                                                                      S Ali  3 months back

                                                                      In the west politicians have usually refused to answer a question or just not answer correctly but Trump has taken western politics to third world country politics level where you tell blatant lies.

                                                                      • Amy
                                                                        Amy  3 months back

                                                                        Having conservative and trumpers as separate categories is so accurate

                                                                        • Vika Alefaio
                                                                          Vika Alefaio  3 months back

                                                                          This model is used by mainstream media and Governments 24/7. Using Trump as an example is pretty lame. Look around, they all do it because they all live in lala land.

                                                                          • TheAdekrijger
                                                                            TheAdekrijger  3 months back

                                                                            Obama deported more people and he bombed more people but the media wasn't covering it or they were to busy praising him for other things.

                                                                            • TheAdekrijger
                                                                              TheAdekrijger  3 months back

                                                                              The president condemned white supremacy multiple times but CNN and MSNBC just won't cover it.

                                                                              • Mike Lindell
                                                                                Mike Lindell  3 months back

                                                                                TheAdekrijger When trump claims that ‘ there are good people on both sides ‘ during a white-supremacy related protest, you can’t just ignore that when trump comes out a day later saying ‘White supremacy bad.’

                                                                            • bjorn joseph
                                                                              bjorn joseph  3 months back

                                                                              Country needs a civil war

                                                                              • K9hobo productions
                                                                                K9hobo productions  3 months back

                                                                                American politics make me laugh.

                                                                                • Ravenclaw's heir
                                                                                  Ravenclaw's heir  3 months back

                                                                                  someone pass me a knife so I can stab myself with it out of desperation

                                                                                • Jamie Kloer
                                                                                  Jamie Kloer  3 months back

                                                                                  Anything’s no right of the left is normal.

                                                                                  • SAS 14
                                                                                    SAS 14  3 months back

                                                                                    I wish vox wasn’t left leaning it would be such a good channel some of these things vox days are absurd I’m a centrist not a Republican but there is so many things wrong with some of the things they say

                                                                                    • Electric Cervix
                                                                                      Electric Cervix  3 months back

                                                                                      For me, the Overton Window has not moved to the right; the Trump administration is just outside of the Overton Window.

                                                                                      • Gaurab Bhattarai
                                                                                        Gaurab Bhattarai  4 months back

                                                                                        Innocent until proven guilty.

                                                                                        • Brandon Fritz
                                                                                          Brandon Fritz  4 months back

                                                                                          Oh so when Democrats talk about abortion up until the baby is crowning it’s really just to normalize abortion in general... makes sense to me now