Peter Wehner, a conservative and official in former Republican administrations, writes in today’s New York Times that all along, his chief worries about Trump have been not about his ideology but about his character and temperament. And Wehner has grown more concerned over time.
“The danger is that Mr. Trump will fail to see the limits of his authority and will try to use both the bully pulpit and the power of government — the I.R.S., the F.B.I., regulatory agencies and others — to settle personal scores. He’ll do what he needs to in order to get his way. That has been the animating force in his life.
“In anticipating a Trump presidency, I wish my hopes exceeded my fears. But Donald Trump has given us many reasons to worry. A man with illiberal tendencies, a volatile personality and no internal checks is now president. This isn’t going to end well.”
This is an exceptionally powerful article. You owe it to yourself to read it.