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Robert Reich

Trump’s attacks on the press are tearing at the fabric of our democracy. A startling number of Republicans (43 percent) now believe the president should have the authority shut down news outlets, according to a new Ipsos poll. Another 48 percent agree with Trump’s claim that the media is “the enemy of the people.”

Folks, this is yet another step towards tyranny. Democracy is imperiled when a significant portion of the public will believe a president of the United States no matter what he says. It is doubly imperiled when the same people also believe the president should have the power to silence those who seek the truth. What do you think?