Politico’s Jack Shafer has written a brilliant piece, “The Trump Bill of Rights” (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/12/the-trump-bill-of-rights-227356). It’s a must read.
For some years now, we here at AP have insisted that Donald Trump wants to replace the First Amendment with the Second Amendment. But Shafer has bested us.
We urge all our subscribers to read Shaker’s short piece, but we excerpt this one passage:
“It’s easy to imagine that Trump’s complete revision of the First Amendment would define freedom of religion as the right to attend a church of Trump’s choice, that the right to assembly was reserved only for people attending MAGA rallies, and that the freedom of the press belongs [only] to those who praise Trump."