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‘We are in deep trouble’: Morning Joe guest sounds the alarm on GOP letting Trump seize dictatorial powers

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MSNBC analyst and professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude Jr. told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday that the United States faces grave peril from President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.

While discussing the Republican Party’s acquiescence to Trump after he invoked a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall without congressional approval, Glaude said the GOP’s elites have shown they’re willing to shred the Constitution in the name of acquiring more power.

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“You’ve interviewed on this show the authors of ‘How Democracies Die,’ and one of the claims of that book isn’t simply about the autocrat or the figure who emerges who comes and undermines norms,” Glaude said. “It’s about the complicity of elites allowing for those norms and institutions to be eroded.”

Glaude went on to say that the executive branch has spent the past several decades acquiring more power, and that power will now be stretched even further with someone like Trump in the White House.

“What we’re seeing here is the imperial presidency run amok,” he said. “Many of us have been complaining over the years about the expansion of executive power. We wondered and we worried that if you had a person in the Oval Office who had no ethical backbone, who wasn’t committed to constitutional principles, what they would do if they had access to that kind of power — and now we’re here.”

The bottom line, Glaude said, is “we are in deep trouble.”

Watch the video below.

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