The Grand Intimidator

Last evening, Chris Hayes delivered a sampling of incidents of threats and violence perpetrated by MAGA loyalists and played clips of Trump inciting such conduct. The latest was a threat to bomb the home of the judge overseeing the fraud trial concerning the Trump Organization in New York.

There are a lot of potential thugs in this country that feel inhibited about committing criminal acts until a demagogue gives them permission to go ahead. If justice is to prevail — if American democracy is to survive — the tactics of the grand intimidator must fail.