“He’s now president for life, president for life. And he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”
Donald Trump has already revealed that he will be running for re-election in 2020, making clear that he is planning to cling to power for the maximum eight years. But why limit his reign to just two terms?
After hearing that the ruling Communist Party in China announced that leader Xi Jinping was eliminating the two-term limit for presidency, meaning he could rule indefinitely, Trump told Republican donors at a luncheon at Mar-a-lago yesterday that he thought that was great and actually suggested that we, in the U.S., will have to “give that a shot someday.”
Sure, his surrogates, including his despicable press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, will claim that he was just making a joke. But here’s a man who still denies that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections and is doing nothing to protect against further Russian meddling in this fall’s midterm elections.
He has refused to place additional sanctions on Russia even though those sanctions were overwhelmingly passed by Congress. He has his head so far up Vladimir Putin’s butt that he will never say even one negative word about the Russian dictator.
He is breaking all political and social norms, wants his political adversaries to be investigated by “his” Department of Justice, denigrates the FBI, and has given enormous political powers and influence to his daughter and corrupt son-in-law, even though neither can earn a top secret clearance from “his” FBI.
How much clearer can it be that Donald Trump and his Republican cronies on his cabinet and in the GOP-controlled Congress are tearing at the very fabric of our American democracy?
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “fabric.”