A Warning Setting & Symbolism

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Congress

The author highlights Trump’s hostility towards Congress as symptomatic of Trump’s general hostility towards the basic tenets of the U.S. Government. The Constitution and other legal precedents state that the president requires Congressional approval for certain types of actions. However, Trump often attempts to circumvent this process, thereby setting dangerous precedents that may erode Congressional authority.

Judicial Branch

The judicial branch of government is comprised of the courts that make decisions on how laws should be interpreted, and what actions are legal or illegal. Trump often displays hostility towards the judicial branch, especially when it places limitations on his own will/power. The author highlights this hostility as another dangerous attack by Trump on a necessary tenet of governmental checks and balances.

The Press

The United States Constitution specifically provides protections for freedom of the press, which includes things such as news media. Trump...

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