They, the People

They, the People
By Nathan Pippenger

February 9, 2017 at 09:46AM
via Democracy Journal

«What unites these statements is Trump’s apparent belief that his office is invested with a direct transfer of authority from “the people,” a group whose membership he imagines in selective terms. As Sitman notes, “it’s clear ‘the people’ means something specific to Trump; it does not literally refer to each and every American.»

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