One of the first actions a dictator takes is suppression of the press. In their paper, “MEDIA FREEDOM IN DICTATORSHIPS”, Egorov, Guriev, and Sonin state, “Free Media are an anathema of any dictator”
The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians – because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
From Wikipedia, a definition: “In modern usage, the term “dictator” is generally used to describe a leader who holds and/or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly.
Dictatorships are often characterized by some of the following traits: suspension of elections and of civil liberties; proclamation of a state of emergency; rule by decree; repression of political opponents without abiding by rule of law procedures; these include one-party state and cult of personality”.
That all sounds vaguely familiar to me.
The system of “Checks and Balances” has been suspended. The Legislative, Judicial branches BELONG to the Executive branch—for the moment!
The soil is ripe and fertile for a narcissistic, megalomaniac to enjoy a short-term stint as “EMPEROR of AMERICA”