The judiciary, legislative and media have all helped keep Trump in check. But it’s the residents of the United States whose response will matter most in the end
In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not as hate and attack but as an expression of popular will and power. Or as love, since we defend what we love. It is an extraordinary moment, an all-hands-on-deck emergency in which new groups and coalitions are emerging along with unforeseen capacities in many people who didn’t previously think they were activists. It is saturated with possibility, as well as with danger.
Of course there are also people resident in the US who love the dismantling of healthcare, education, environmental protection, and the Bill of Rights, but they are an increasingly small minority. The most recent Gallup poll found nearly twice as many people – 60% disapprove of the president – than approve (36%).
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