The Atlantic begins what will surely be a deluge of “Trump is trying to become an autocrat” stories, upon which the left will base it’s years-long rhetorical war (Remember “End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot” – the Bush is a fascist book?).
This guy runs through a list of things he expects Trump will do (the article is written as a future piece). Conveniently, he fails to recognize that the entire piece sounds – EXACTLY – like a history of Barack Obama’s presidency.
It’s 2021, and president donald trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. He rests heavily on his daughter Ivanka’s arm during his infrequent public appearances.
Fortunately for him, he did not need to campaign hard for reelection. His has been a popular presidency: Big tax cuts, big spending, and big deficits have worked their familiar expansive magic. Wages have grown strongly in the Trump years, especially for men without a college degree, even if rising inflation is beginning to bite into the gains. The president’s supporters credit his restrictive immigration policies and his TrumpWorks infrastructure program.
By all early indications, the Trump presidency will corrode public integrity and the rule of law—and also do untold damage to American global leadership, the Western alliance, and democratic norms around the world. The damage has already begun, and it will not be soon or easily undone. Yet exactly how much damage is allowed to be done is an open question—the most important near-term question in American politics.
THEY HAVE A PRETTY COOL APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO LISTEN TO THE ARTICLE, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ IT. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS: