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An Incompetent Authoritarian Is Still a Catastrophe

So what if he was bad at it?The five years of the Trump era—which began with his descent down the gilded escalator in Trump Tower in 2015 and are ending with a massive military presence in the nation’s capital to protect the transfer of power to his successor—brought a sustained assault on self-government. This assault was most often futile, almost always buffoonish, and, as the conversion of the seat of the federal government into an armed fortress demonstrates, unquestionably real.Throughout the Trump era, some have argued that Trump’s incompetence rendered his authoritarian aspirations inconsequential.“Our weak, ranting, infected-by-Covid chief executive is …read more

Source:: The Atlantic