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First take/police state

We still encounter people here and there – and nationally, there seem to be a lot of them, though thankfully a long way from a majority – who say they support Donald Trump. What they like about him are phony assets (he’d be independent, though he’s already been hat in hand fundraising, for example). But do they listen to what he says?

Timothy Egan of the New York Times has, and here he outlines what a Trump administration would look like.

In wrap: “Take him at his word — albeit, a worthless thing given his propensity for telling outright lies and not backing down when called on them — Donald Trump’s reign would be a police state. He has now outlined a series of measures that would make the United States an authoritarian nightmare. Trump is no longer entertaining, or diversionary. He’s a billionaire brute, his bluster getting more ominous by the day.”

Campaign promises are often enough hot air, or undeliverable. But watch what a presidential candidate says on the stump: It usually does reflect what they at least try to do. Which in Trump’s case is beyond scary. And beyond un-American. – rs

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