It’s well known a major test of America’s democratic institutions was the authoritarian behavior of President Richard Nixon. What’s not well known, however, is if this current test of America’s democratic institutions will be able to withstand the authoritarian behavior of President Donald Trump.
Indeed, and in addition to partisan warfare, today’s Congress has very little oversight over the presidency. Together with a lack of civility and toleration or shared mission to search for the truth, some warn the Trump administration’s repeated lies and stonewalling may cause America to slip into a death spiral.
This goes for safeguards which are supposed to protect the U.S. Constitution.