Trump’s Tyranny Continues As Pandemic Rages

I was totally gobsmacked when I read Kevin Drum’s recent post entitled “Donald Trump Is Not an Authoritarian”. Drum’s thesis is pretty simple, namely that Trump has not used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to seize emergency powers but has instead “been eager to push authority down onto the states and away from the federal government”. According to Drum, this shows that “Trump has never been hungry for power…