So all it took to "Make America Great Again" was electing Trump, apparently. https://t.co/OSsoE63YaF— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 18, 2017
In other emergent authoritarian news, from a Washington Post article headlined "How Donald Trump came up with Make America Great Again" (because NEWS):
How can greatness be measured and sensed? What does it even mean?As Brendan Nyhan noted on Twitter (and as students of history already know), using the military as a political prop "is a signature of authoritarian regimes."
"Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country," Trump said. "And we're going to show the people as we build up our military, we're going to display our military.
"That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we're going to be showing our military," he added.
I love our military as much as the next American, but using them as a political prop in this way is a signature of authoritarian regimes pic.twitter.com/Kwlcpwl0G5— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) January 18, 2017
So everything's going great.