Plenty of people have been warning that Donald Trump does not want to be president, he wants to turn America into a fascist dictatorship. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that this is true; after all he is using tactics straight out of every autocrat’s playbook. He is discrediting, attacking, and threatening the free press; he has already politicized the intelligence community and the Department of Justice, and he is trying to tear down the judiciary and is busily stacking the courts with his fellow wannabe fascists. Oh, and let’s not forget his suggesting that he should be president for life.
Now, his son, Donald Trump Jr.,has hopped on the fascist train, and has liked a tweet that says Trump will serve 11 terms in the Oval Office, and then hand the reins over to him.
DonaldJTrumpJr liked this tweet: https://t.co/64zrsfozhq
— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) May 28, 2018
This is what creeping autocracy looks like, people. Every institution that we have always taken for granted — the Article I powers of the Congress to check an out of control president, the ability of the courts to keep said president from acting unlawfully, the ability of the free press to act as the Fourth Estate, as that wall that keeps a handle and a check on people in power. None of those things can be taken for granted anymore because Donald Trump and his criminal family are systematically dismantling them all.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, the judiciary, and even the Congress — which could be the one to save us if more Republicans would grow a spine and stop Trump — are now at the mercy of this despot-in-the-making.
They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. It’s time for us to not just ask, but DEMAND that our government be better, and to save this country from this insane, despotic family. Know how to do that? Kick the GOP out of Congress come November. The survival of the nation depends upon it.
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