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Jonathan Bernstein

Trump Is Plotting to Blow Up the Constitution

Contempt for the rule of law appears to be emerging as the main qualification for a job in a second Trump administration. 

This is serious.

This is serious.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The must-read reporting over the weekend was Jonathan Swan’s series at Axios exploring the efforts of former President Donald Trump’s supporters and other Trump-friendly Republicans to prepare to staff a potential Trump second term.

During the presidential nomination competition in 2015-2016, Republican party actors generally opposed Trump, in part because they considered him a risky general election candidate and in part because they were not convinced he would be reliable on matters of public policy.