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Donald Trump’s Plan To Destroy America

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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with attendees at the 2019 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The specter of a second Trump administration looms large over the Democratic Party. It’s certainly possible. Many Republicans want Trump to be the nominee. And in a head-to-head contest between Trump and Biden, Trump in many polls gets close to a victory – however, we are many months away from any sort of rematch for sure.

So, Trump securing the presidency for a second time is not the most statistically likely outcome, but it remains a highly possible outcome. Enough so that Democrats, who have long assigned Trump to the chief villain role, are already wargaming a second Trump term.

The Washington Post, for example, came out months back with a long piece detailing the nuts-and-bolts consequences of a second Trump term – namely, the steps Trump would take to overthrow democracy.

For the piece, WaPo reporter David Montgomery consulted with “21 experts in the presidency, political science, public administration, the military, intelligence, foreign affairs, economics and civil rights.” The results? “They sketched chillingly plausible chains of potential actions and reactions that could unravel the nation.”

“I think it would be the end of the republic,” Princeton historian Sean Wilentz told Montgomery. “It would be a kind of overthrow from within…It would be a coup of the way we’ve always understood America.”

Now, I recommend taking mainstream media analysis of all things Trump with a grain of salt – mainstream media has become something closer to an organ of the Democratic party than a hard news source. But for the sake of situational awareness, let’s take a look at how some people view the prospect of a second Trump term and its potential to end the United States of America as we know it.

“Based on what these experts described, here’s a portrait of a democratic crackup in three phases,” Montgomery wrote.

“Phase 1: Trump seizes control of the government.”

Seizing control of the government would require multiple sub-steps. First, Trump would install loyalists.

“Among the first things he would do, in the initial hours of his presidency, would be to fire [FBI Director] Christopher Wray and purge the FBI,” Larry Diamond, senior fellow in global democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University said. Trump “would then set about trying to politicize the FBI, the intelligence agencies and as much of the government as possible.”

“I think certainly in the power ministries – State, CIA, Defense, Justice – [Trump] will look to put true loyalists in,” an anonymous Pentagon official said. “When I say loyalist, I mean somebody who places their loyalty to him above their oath of office.”

Second, Trump would govern without Senate advice and consent. 

“By the end of his first term, Trump had mastered the art of governing without the advice and consent of the Senate,” Montgomery wrote. “In part he was forced to do so by Democratic obstruction and by the terrible dysfunction of the appointments process…But Trump, more than any other president in memory, relied on “acting” Cabinet secretaries and unconfirmed agency chiefs who wielded delegated authority.”

Third, Trump would create a MAGA civil service.

A re-elected Trump would be expected to reinstate an executive order issued during his first term that created Schedule F federal employees – essentially, stripping those employees of their civil service protections. The result: top officials can fire Schedule F employees roughly at will. 

“They are using the language of good government to justify this…But obviously their real intention is to basically politicize the whole civil service,” Francis Fukuyama said. “Trump personalizes everything to such an extent, he’s going to be super looking out for revenge…and this is going to go down to a really low, granular level of American government.”

The effect would be the return of a patronage system that was abolished in the late 1800s. “It is fundamentally this notion that the president should be able to decide, not on the basis of merit, but on the basis of political or personal interest, a larger segment of the workforce,” Max Stier, CEO of the Partnership for Public Service said. 

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Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. He lives in Oregon and listens to Dokken. Follow him on Twitter @harrison_kass. 

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Harrison Kass is a Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison has degrees from Lake Forest College, the University of Oregon School of Law, and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Oregon and regularly listens to Dokken.



  1. Joan

    October 12, 2022 at 6:11 am

    God forbid he’s ever re elected.

  2. Rock

    December 26, 2022 at 9:34 am

    He would expose the deep state and that scares people. Find out the real government which showed it face briefly and people didn’t even catch it!

  3. D3F1ANT

    December 26, 2022 at 10:28 am

    More Never Trump BS. Sad when you consider 1945 is now effectively campaigning for the Democrat Party.

  4. Alej Marcos

    December 26, 2022 at 10:30 am

    God forbid you live another day. You, and the PsOS who have dragged my Old America down the drain.

  5. Buckeyenut65

    December 26, 2022 at 10:32 am

    God forbid you’re alive when he does get back in… puke!

  6. Flannigan McGaffigan

    December 26, 2022 at 10:38 am

    First: Globalists HAVE seized control of the government.
    Second: Globalists ARE governing without Senate advice and consent.
    Third: Globalists WILL SOON create a WEF civil service.
    There, I fixed it for you. YOU’RE WELCOME!

  7. Spartan

    December 26, 2022 at 10:39 am

    What a crock. The deep state and their media croonies have taken over the institutions that govern this country. We the people have no vouce or power anymore. That is why DJT is such a threat, he was taking power away from the elites and returning it to to the people.

  8. Pat

    December 26, 2022 at 10:50 am

    So, what you’re saying, is that Trump will undo everything the “deep state” has done? He will remove “deep state” people that are actually hardcore Democrats who put party over country? I fail to see how that is the end of our republic.

  9. Ron G

    December 26, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Seems to me the administration described here is already in place. What the hell’s wrong with you people, it’s here now staring you in the face.
    Installed currently is the worst president and administration in the history of America… PERIOD!!

  10. NJLamer

    December 26, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Deflection is the tactic of the weak and ignorant. Their failures and inabilities become the focus of their deflection. The object they then attack is the one they secretly admire the most..Regressive genetics I suppose.

  11. willful knowledge

    December 26, 2022 at 11:12 am

    I.e., He might do what Biden and Obama have already done.

  12. Cact24e

    December 26, 2022 at 11:54 am

    How do idiots like this idiot Harrison be allowed to post unfounded made up BS opinions!!!!! Outrageous!!!!!! Thus is free speech to the extreme and as many stupid Americans as we have in this country today I think they may actually believe this BS!!!!!! Stand up Americans and hoops people accountable who spread divisive opinions that are just that an opinion with no substance or truth!!!!! These type evil fools need to be eliminated from the open mic media !!!!!

  13. Melvin Creel

    December 26, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    I read all three parts of this so called planned take over. Isn’t that what the democrats are doing now. Get off the kool-aid dude.

  14. Tom Mallory

    May 10, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Wait a minute! Trump would protect our Democracy and bring back law and order to this land. Letting millions in to subvert the will of the citizens is being a traitor to the US. Letting fentanyl in through open borders that kills about 100,000 of our youth is traitorous. Biden taking kickbacks from the Chinese, Russians, and so many other states is traitorous. The Democrats manipulating our elections and removing the safeguards so elections can be stolen is traitorous. The assault on our justice system by Soros who helped elect so many DAs and other officials who don’t enforce the laws is traitorous. The unfair use of the law to attack a former President is traitorous! Should I go on more about who the real traitors are?

  15. Adam

    May 10, 2023 at 10:23 am

    And this would differ how from Dem’s use of executive orders to end run Congress, weaponization of the gov’t, civil service dominance, and election obscuring tactics?

  16. Adam0625

    May 10, 2023 at 10:25 am

    And this would differ how from Dem’s use of executive orders to end run Congress, weaponization of the gov’t, civil service dominance, and election obscuring tactics?

  17. Marc W.

    May 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    One always wonders why less unhinged talking points spew out of the ideologues. Something believable. Surely, they could craft a better argument to save Biden.
    I understand, the Dems have clearly damaged the country so much that even the least of their simpletons wouldn’t be able to ignore it. But, one would think the Marxist spectrum, which controls them now after wresting control away from their Establishment, has some people that pass for imaginative literati.

  18. Malquidis

    May 10, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    “Now, I recommend taking mainstream media analysis of all things Trump with a grain of salt – mainstream media has become something closer to an organ of the Democratic party than a hard news source.”

    You believe this merely because you are not on the left (or not far enough). Those of us on the left see mainstream media as a tool of the right.

    The actual truth is that, depending upon the target demographic of each outlet’s intended audience/customers, you can find media outlets at all points on the spectrum, left, right, and center. In the aggregate, media as a whole is still pretty neutral overall, it’s just hard to find individual sources that are truly neutral.

    Do your due diligence, open your mind and read news for sources that are outside your echo chamber as well as the ones that speak from the viewpoints you hold. Compare and contrast (you remember how to do this – you learned it in grade school). Keep in mind that while every outlet has an agenda, that agenda is usually no more nefarious than “This will sell to our subscribers”. Follow the money.

    Biden’s not gonna take away your gasoline engine car, or your guns. Trump’s not gonna take orders directly from Putin, and he’s not going to stage a coup. They’re going to say what they have to say to get elected, and then do whatever they need to do to keep the campaign finances flowing. Or benefit the businesses they’re invested in so that they keep making money when they’re out of office.

    You’ve heard of Occam’s razor. Here is Hanlon’s Razor – “Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity”. – Robert J. Hanlon in ‘Murphy’s Law Book Two'(1980)

    What logically follows is – don’t attribute to ideology what can adequately be explained by the profit motive. Nobody really wants the headache of controlling anyone else. They just want what benefits them, personally, whether it’s money, freedom, comfort or ego. With politicians, it’s usually money or ego.

    Sometimes both.

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