Trump as “Would-Be King”

If all the actions Trump’s taking weren’t right out of the wanna-be dictator’s playbook, we’d all be much more comfortable.  But that’s not the case, as we’re seeing: playing to people’s strongest fears and points of anger, discrediting the media as “the enemy of the people,” remaking the party that brought him into power, calling for the unjust arrest of this opponents, and removing traditional institutions’ ability to rein him in.

Trump is giving this everything he’s got; we need to do the same in response.