Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

He is also probably the first candidate in history to win the presidency despite having been shown repeatedly by the national media to be a chronic liar, sexual predator, serial tax-avoider, and race-baiter who has attracted the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. Most important, Trump is the first candidate in memory who ran not for president but for autocrat—and won.

I have lived in autocracies most of my life, and have spent much of my career writing about Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Source: Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Masha Gessen is a left-liberal opportunist who is pretty comfortable with her autocrat in The White House and is scared to death and is scaring to death her readers projecting that Trump will continue Obama’s legacy.

Look at the polls. The polls are pretty good for me right now. … Elections have consequences and Eric, I won.

Elections have consequences, Masha. Trump won.