Donald Trump and his aides, surrogates and family members portray him as a ‘law and order America-first patriot’, but judging him by his words and actions just the opposite is true. Trump actually hates America.
Trump hates our free and open press, calling the media “the enemy of the people.” He believes the media should ‘support and promote’ him.
Trump hates the rule of law. He believes he is above the law.
Trump hates our independent judiciary. He thinks judges should be ‘loyal’ to him.
Trump hates our system of checks and balances and co-equal branches of government. He’s a dictator-wannabe who believes he has unlimited powers.
Trump hates term limits. He has stated on several occasions he’d like to be president for life.
Trump hates free and fair elections. He’s doing everything possible to undermine the legitimacy of the upcoming election; he’s disenfranchising voters; and seeking the help of hostile foreign nations to interfere on his behalf.
Trump hates the orderly transition of power. He continues to suggest that if he loses he will not accept the results.
Trump hates the Constitution. He sees it as an unnecessary roadblock to fulfilling his fantasy of consolidated power.
Trump hates democracy. He views himself as King and governs unilaterally as if he’s still in the corner office at Trump Tower.
Trump hates our Western friends and alliances. Instead, he admires, defends, enables and protects America’s enemies while alienating these critical allies.
Trump cannot hate these bedrocks of American democracy and also claim to love his country. Trump would love to turn America an autocracy led by him and fashioned after the brutal dictatorships of his idols including Putin, Kim, Xi, Erdogan and Mohammed Bin Salman.