You are absolutely correct but it doesn’t matter. The reality today is that the only factor that counts is the mob. Trump has nearly 43 million mindless drooling howling supporters who lack the intellectual capacity to understand anything at all and who are incapable of even the most rudimentary reasoning from facts. Thus they will continue to support Trump regardless of what he does. No Republican politician who wants to retain the perks of power will say or do anything to upset the mob. Trump himself is likely too stupid even to understand the basis of his absolute power, but that doesn’t matter because he’s so infantile and pathetically inadequate that his own insecurities and ignorance will drive him forward. The USA has just experienced the fastest absolute collapse of democracy in history and almost no one appears to have noticed.

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