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Trump's Authoritarian Vision - Series, Part 3

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'Trump's critics heard something far more menacing in his words: a dangerously authoritarian vision of the presidency —   Perhaps he was unaware that one of the hallmarks of the American system of government is that the president’s power to “fix” things  is constrained by an array of strong institutions — including the courts, the media,  and Congress. Combined, they provide an essential defense against an imperial presidency. Yet, he has repeatedly questioned the impartiality and the motives of judges. It’s nothing new for presidents to disagree with court decisions. But Trump’s direct, personal attacks on judges’ integrity and on the legitimacy of the judicial system itself — and his irresponsible suggestion that the judiciary should be blamed for future terrorist attacks — go farther. They aim to undermine public faith in the third branch of government.'

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