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The Dangers Donald Trump Poses To American Democracy

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In December of 2019, President Donald J. Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Autocracy expert identifies the authoritarian traits Donald Trump displays.

Sarah Kendzior was one of the few and first who predicted Donald Trump's win in 2016. Citing corruption, glad-handing policy, and criminal impunity, Kendzior submits that Donald Trump is a kleptocrat and the centerpiece of a fractured political infrastructure. "This is a deep-rooted problem that didn't begin with Trump," Kendzior said.

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