“Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy.” John McCain: Mr. President, stop attacking the press.

+ “Without truth, and a principled fidelity to truth and to shared facts, Mr. President, our democracy will not last.” Jeff Flake echoes similar concerns during a speech on the Senate floor, even comparing Trump’s words and tactics to those used by Joseph Stalin. It’s remarkable that we’re seeing these kinds of concerns being raised by Senators (both members of the president’s party) and it’s barely a blip in the news.