Is the fever of Trumpism starting to break?
There’s reason to feel a bit more secure about the strength of American democracy, notwithstanding Donald Trump’s escalating threats.
For one thing, a large bipartisan coalition in both chambers of Congress has beat back the House Maga Republicans’ attempt to shut down the government.
This was a major defeat for Trump, who had called a shutdown “the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots”.
Americans should also feel encouraged by the tenacity of judges and prosecutors in holding Trump accountable, notwithstanding his threats.