I continue to hear echoes of a Führerprinzip (“leader principle”) in certain defenses of President Trump. As Nicholas Kristof notes,
“Trump continues to be strongly backed by House Republicans and Fox News. That’s the biggest difference from the Watergate hearings that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. There was no Fox News then, and Republicans and Democrats alike were loyal primarily to the country and its institutions rather than to an individual.”
But, hey, if our guy, our leader (Führer) does something, then it must be OK, right?