Chinese dissident and famed artist Ai Weiwei has warned the current wave of “dangerous” political correctness has more similarities with Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution than former President Donald Trump.
During an interview with PBS reporter Margaret Hoover on Firing Line, Weiwei was asked to comment on an excerpt from his book, in which he compared former President Trump’s “late-night tweets” with some of Mao Zedong’s communication strategies.
“They served a function similar to Donald Trump’s late-night tweets while in office. They were the direct communication of a leader’s thoughts to his devoted followers, enhancing the sanctity of his authority,” wrote Weiwei in his book.
When asked if this passage sought to portray Trump as an authoritarian, Weiwei had a surprising answer.
PBS asked Chinese dissident,