His attacks on the independence of the Courts. Whether it was saying a judge with Mexican ancestry couldn't give him a fair hearing to his attacks now on "Obama" judges -- he's looking to tear down the constraints the courts have put on him. And it's gone beyond that to attack the full range of our law enforcement agencies. And Congress.
What he's doing isn't your typical battle between two co-equal branches of government.
He is deliberately and completely ignoring the legitimate authority of the Congress -- and he's doing it with the full complicity of the Republicans in Congress who know better.
In 2020, we not only have to repudiate Donald Trump's policies and values -- we have to clearly and firmly reject his view of the Presidency.
"I have the complete power."
"I have the absolute power."
"Only I can fix it."
We're at a moment when we need to re-set Constitutional norms in this country. The Presidency is not without limits. The Congress is a co-equal branch of government.
There are some in our party who say the response to what we're living through is to ram through what we can when we get power.
We will regret that.
I know government is sometimes a knife-fight -- and you have to go it alone to get something big done like health care. But it can't be a permanent frame of mind. So -- yes -- I will look to work with the Congress. I will work across the aisle. I will seek to find consensus.
That's not naïve. That's not some old-fashioned way of doing things that no longer works. That's the way our system is supposed to work. And we are going to rue the day we decide to walk away from the fundamentals of American Democracy.
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