A trio of writers for the New York Times suggested on Monday that if he is elected to a second term, he may be more radical than he was during the first term from 2016 to 2020.
The op-ed, penned by Charlie Savage, Jonathan Swan, and Maggie Haberman, started out by saying "Trump has long exhibited authoritarian impulses, but his policy operation is now more sophisticated, and the buffers to check
him are weaker."
As evidence, the writers quote a statement Trump made in 1990 praising China's government for showing "strength" in running over protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
First of all, that comment was made over 30 years ago. And more importantly, Trump has repeatedly shown that he is no fan of the Chinese now.
The op-ed goes on for another dozen-plus paragraphs in similar fashion, pointing out that Trump must plan to become a dictator because he admired other strong leaders who happen to be dictators.
But here's the more important way to look at this op-ed and others like it.
Democrats are getting really scared that Trump has a good shot at getting a second term.
They're taking his chances seriously in light of low polling for President Joe Biden--Biden trails Trump in most swing states, according to polls.
Never mind that President Joe Biden has made far more authoritarian moves during his three years in office than Trump ever did.
Biden has been sued numerous times for overreaching, and his executive orders have been struck down numerous times, including unilaterally cancelling most student loans, COVID vaccine mandates, and preventing landlords from evicting tenants even when they didn't pay their rent.
And that's just for starters.
According to the House Budget Committee, Biden has tried to spend more than $1 trillion using executive orders, when all appropriations need to go through the House.
Yet, not a word from the likes of Haberman, Swan, or Savage about how dangerously authoritarian Biden is. No, because they agree with his policies, so they don't object to them.
Democrats are always crowing about how authoritarian Republicans are, while all the time their leaders try to implement the radical ideas Congress won't pass through authoritarian means in the executive branch.
It's getting really tiresome, and honestly, the American people who mostly haven't seemed to notice how authoritarian Biden is when it means they get their student loans forgiven are not going to care that much when the liberal media accuses Trump of it, either.