Trump Might Not Destroy Democracy. But He Can Do Plenty of Damage.

Good news, everyone! According to Shadi Hamid, writing last week in The Atlantic,: Donald Trump isn’t going to destroy America’s democratic republic, razing what generations of political genius and sacrifice have so carefully and assiduously built. So there’s no need to worry. If only it were so. “Conspiracy with Russia wasn’t the only thing that commentators  both liberals and NeverTrump conservatives  got wrong,” Hamid writes. “There was another, related charge that was graver and, on its face, more implausible: that Trump would (or could) destroy American democracy.” His logic goes something like this: Some people thought Trump was going to destroy democracy in America. They were wrong; he can’t destroy it alone. Therefore there’s nothing to worry about, and Trump’s transgressions are actually good things.

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