Here’s a brilliant, must-read op-ed from Nicholas Kristoff in the NYT in response to President Trump’s public attack on journalists in Phoenix.
The argument is powerful and the conclusion is chilling.
The bottom line is that with a ‘meglomanical leader’, it’s paramount that the ‘insitutional checks become a bullwark of democracy’.
Clearly, Trump neither understands nor has time for proper political processes. But the more he rants, the more he’ll be digging his own political grave. Come September, Trump will need the support of both Congress and the Senate to provide finance for the US government.
Let me ask an open question:
Will Trump take the US to the wire or will the GOP be forced to intervene?
Dr Alf is right to be worried but I think that like a child who tires of a toy Donald Trump will get bored with checks and balances and vacate the Presidency.
After that, reporters can breathe a sigh of relief, and Donald Trump can live vicariously through his daughter Ivanka who, like Chelsea Clinton, has pretensions to her father’s “throne”.
We are living through troubled, possibly Biblical times of great potential danger.
John, thanks as usual for sharing your views. I agree that these are dangerous times.
I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if the government shuts down…
I agree. I’d probably put the default scenario at a government shutdown, unless there’s a political breakthrough