Trump relishes autocracy. What are Republicans willing to do about it?
President Trump’s opponents typically treat him as a clown, a fool and a garden-variety bigot. They only occasionally pay enough attention — usually when he praises some foreign dictator — to the side of him that relishes autocracy and undercurrents of violence.
He really doesn’t seem to believe in democracy very much. For him, politics is always a clash between power on one side and power on the other. The institutions we have created to mediate conflicts matter not a whit.
There should be no more minimizing this side of...