President Trump came to office unencumbered by close study of our founding documents. From the start, there was only one bit of the Constitution he found compelling: “I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want,” he said.
Thus misinformed, he applied the lessons of his business career and set out to see what he could get away with. Not surprisingly, his four years in office have tested the resilience of American democracy.
We found ourselves asking: How close could a headstrong president take the United States toward authoritarian rule? How many rules could he break before leaving the Constitution in shreds?
Under Trump, presidential norms fell like dominoes. . . . (More).
Source: LA Times