Law Professor Warns Trump Has Already Begun Unraveling Our Democracy

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Since assuming office in January, Donald Trump has been called a fascist, an authoritarian and a would-be autocrat, but what are the precise dangers his presidency poses?

“The problem with calling Trump a threat to democracy is that we have a really narrow idea of what it looks like when democracies fail,” explains Vox correspondent Carlos Maza. “We imagine democratic failure as being some spectacular event — a military coup or an illegal power grab or the declaration of martial law.”

He continues, “In a country like the U.S., the death of democracy is going to start off looking kind of normal. So normal you might not even notice it’s happening, until it’s too late.”

Last Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed that President Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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