King Cyrus or the “Wizard of Oz” Behind the Curtain?

Trump Cyrus

Jonathan Chait, Trump Has Gone Full Authoritarian

WaPo, Live updates: President Trump announces he has ordered National Guard to begin withdrawing from Washington; more demonstrations underway

Chait writes trenchantly about Orange Man’s authoritarian speech and his authoritarian tendencies, and warns of dangers.

Meanwhile—as if serving as the poster child for the slogan that every bully is a coward—Trump, right now, is following Senator Aiken’s strategy for winning the Vietnam War: Declare Victory and Withdraw the Troops.