SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
I am feeling prescient just now:
The bottom line here is straightforward: Neither the courts nor the press are going to be bullied into submission — and beyond them, neither will tens of millions of Americans be bullied into submission.
When we consider the plain attempt of the past several days to bully the judiciary, and his months-long hostility toward the press, there isn’t any reasonable doubt that he aims to cripple the institutions which have the ability to constrain his ill-informed impetuousness.
So I’m feeling grateful just now for those journalists who have had the nerve to go toe-to-toe with the cataracts of bald lies, and the jurists who aren’t obsequious pushovers — and the Founders who anticipated a demagogue like Trump and built into the machinery the check and balances that would arrest his madness.