The Autocrat’s Playbook

Astute observers have noted that Trump and his enablers have faithfully followed prescriptions from “The Autocrat’s Playbook.” In his New York Times column the other day, Roger Cohen remarked on one of Trump’s favorites: “Repeat something often enough, brazenly enough and aggressively enough to people dazed enough by the cacophony around them, and they will lose their bearings enough to believe anything.”

Facing piercing criticism, Trump called for the impeachment of House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff. As further revelations of his perfidy surfaced, he called for the impeachment of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Accuse the accuser, only in a louder voice, is Trump’s way.