When the president says that a legally-established judge is a “so called judge” because he dares propose a legal opinion that an executive order of that president is constitutionally invalid, you have a president using words that imply a fascistic philosophic tendency of that president.
I can’t say it any clearer and plainer than that.
The president has said, “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out . . . big trouble.”
The pertinent point in that quote is that “a country” is not simply what the president believes. “A country” is its laws. It is the opinion of its judges, its congress, its people, and its entire historically accumulated philosophical political culture.
A president unable to understand this does not intellectually understand the difference between a democracy (however flawed it may be) and fascism. And anyone who supports such a fascistic tendency in a president treads upon extremely fragile intellectual territory.
You cannot have it both ways as president. Either you believe in our legal checks and balances, and support them, or you do not. You either believe in democracy or you don’t. If you don’t, you are violating your oath of office.
Well, which is it, Mr. President?