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That, like in some small, faraway banana republic, there is no longer an independent system of justice.
Still, his pressure for Democrats to join his banana republic-style coup will hurt many of that party’s candidates in close contests, regardless of their answer.
President Trump, after all, likes to keep it in the family, like a mom-and-pop restaurant or the government of a banana republic.
This is what leaders do in banana republics: Instruct the people with guns to join the political fray.
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