You Want Checks and Balances? Stop Ignoring the Constitution When You’re in Power

You Want Checks and Balances? Stop Ignoring the Constitution When You’re in Power

by David Harsanyi

Reason.com Full Feed / 2017-05-11 23:09

"Trump has an authoritarian impulse," political scientist and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer tweeted after the president fired FBI Director James Comey. "But incompetence is a better explanation of his administration’s challenges to date."

It’s difficult to believe that President Donald Trump is both a clueless idiot, unable to spell or read or earn a single cent on his own merit; and a nefarious mastermind, capable of bamboozling the entire nation so he can hand over the White House to Russia. The truth is the plausible explanation for the timing of the Comey firing—and the many other political missteps of this administration—is remarkably undramatic. Trump just isn’t very good at being president……

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