All the financial corruption of the Grant and Harding administrations, usually ranked by historians as the most corrupt, coupled with the political corruption of the Nixon Administration.
Only this time he gets away with it.
The Republicans in Congress will turn a blind eye to the clear Constitutional violations as long as Trump lets them cut taxes for billionaires, get rid of health insurance for tens of millions of Americans, gut protections for the environment, worker and product safety, get rid of Social Security and Medicare, and remove protections saving us from the excesses of Wall Street and big banks.
The media, fixated on ratings and clicks, and access to those in power, will fawn over anything he gets remotely correct. We can already see the pattern developing where Trump lies or misstates something but the press gives him favorable headlines and gives him credit for achieving things he had nothing to do with.
Trump is going to run the White House like a crime syndicate and shake down operation. I believe it is obvious the man is not worth 10 billions dollars. In fact he probably owes more money to people and foreign entities than he's worth. But unchecked he will easily be worth 10 billion dollars by the time he leaves office. Just like his role model, Putin, who runs Russia like a criminal syndicate for him and his close supporters.
The press will allow him to communicate by tweet. 140 characters to explain what should be complex issues. The media will dutifully fill in the blanks in the most positive way possible. There will be no opportunity for questions or follow-ups to try to ascertain exactly what Trump thinks or is trying to say. One only needs to see the way the press handled the Sprint jobs announcement or the response to the House GOP ethics vote to see the pattern developing. Trump lies, or says something vague, obscure or inaccurate. The media generates positive headlines for him.
And when is the last time a reporter asked Trump about his taxes? Or his debts? Or his fraudulent University? Or his clearly criminal Foundation? Even Constitutional violations will be reported as partisan political fights.
Even today I watched a report of how CEOs of companies are developing contingencies and strategies to react if their company should become the target of a Trump tweet. CEOs developing strategies. To protect themselves. From an American President. From individualized, personal attacks. And this is not reported as being unprecedented or just plain nuts. Nope, it's the new normal. Nothing to see here. Just move along America.
But you know, someone used a private email server. So the fact we avoided that will be great comfort as we're marched off to the camps.