Dick Polman considers Donald Trump’s attack on the judge hearing the “Trump University” case. A snippet:
What aspiring tyrant Trump instinctively believes (if he believes anything) is that he is the law. And that if a public servant in an independent branch of government dares suggest otherwise, then clearly the system is “rigged,” and any public servant who refuses to bow down should be investigated. (Trump on the stump last Friday: The system “ought to look into Judge Curiel.”)
So, a few questions. Are Trump’s followers so deaf and blind that they truly don’t realize what is happening here? Has their faith in our democratic institutions eroded to the point that they’re happy to feed a junkyard dog who would treat our institutions as his personal chew toy? Are they so ignorant of world history that they can’t see the danger of a leader cult? And can the complicit Republican party sink any lower
Looking to recent history, the answer to Polman’s question in the last sentence is, without question, “Yes.”
“Sinking lower” is what Republicans do.