This is becoming an excellent test to see if American democracy can withstand a full blown demagogic attack, but there is a long way to go yet. The irony is that the worse Trump can make things the more he can panic folks into his strong man world.

After all no matter how bad it might get he has a knack for shifting the blame, while of course taking credit for standing up for the good guys.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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