We seem to be having official “hair on fire” week in news media. The Atlantic is dedicating an entire issue to the disastrous consequences of Trump returning to the White House.
The next Trump presidency will be worse.
For our January/February 2024 issue, @TheAtlantic is closely examining Donald Trump’s 2024 bid for reelection, and the potential ramifications of a second term: https://t.co/8lSX9cjZg6 pic.twitter.com/F0qXTREI2M
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) December 4, 2023
At WaPo, see Robert Kagan, A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending. See also How Donald Trump uses dishonesty by Philip Bump.
The New York Times is more cautious, with Why a Second Trump Presidency May Be More Radical Than His First by Charlie Savage, Jonathan Swan, and Maggie Haberman. But see also Frank Bruni, It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Fascism.
For the Trump pushback, see Trump, allies fire back at media warnings of second-term dictatorship at The Hill.
This is just a small sampling of articles that have come out in the past week. On top of that there’s Liz Cheney’s book, which I take it is a big warning about Trump. I’m hoping this marks the beginning of some more vigorous coverage of Trump.