Thrashing around in a rage, Trump unleashes a new volley of threats – The Washington Post

Are you tired of all the winning yet?

Trump is exhibiting the traits of “dictatorial leaders throughout history and in illiberal societies throughout the world.”

“He is showing clear signs of an authoritarian leader, most notably by blurring the national and the personal, considering critique of him critique of the country, and  clearly considers dissent as unpatriotic and doesn’t believe it should be accepted or protected … He craves adulation … and he seems to only respect military leaders and force.”

His threat to go after the licenses of news organizations is only leading to more aggressive coverage. And his threat to cut off aid to Puerto Rico is only going to frighten and infuriate a lot of people.

 GOP SENATOR QUESTIONS TRUMP’S COMMITMENT TO FIRST AMENDMENT: Trump’s inchoate, raving suggestion that NBC News’ license should be challenged prompted this scalding reply from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.):

Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?

Trump did not reply. But he reiterated that “licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked.”

We do know Trump grasps the notion that he can take executive steps that damage Obamacare. We know this because he has said so — there is zero chance that Trump either cares about principles or understands what this executive order will do. What he does understand is that by signing it, he will be perceived as acting in some way.

he has threatened to cut off subsidies to insurance companies as a way to force Democrats to deal with him. That won’t work, the threats, taken together, really are doing a lot of damage. But that damage isn’t bringing Trump any closer to signing a repeal bill.

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