Trump is using the autocrat's playbook. Democratic institutions must step up

  The Guardian 

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The president uses state power for his own interests and seeking scapegoats for society’s problems. Can our democracy keep him in check? Democracy in the United States is under threat as a president who behaves like an autocrat intensifies his assaults on the country’s democratic institutions. Trump has long exhibited the characteristics of an autocrat. Dictators exist in a perpetual state of para
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