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Analysis: Trump can't just 'hereby order' whatever he wants
President Donald Trump has a lot of power to make things happen in this country. He can move economic markets with a single tweet. He can destroy a Republican's political career on a whim (see "Flake, Jeff"). He can declare national emergencies -- even if they aren't actual national emergencies.
Economist: Nothing like this has ever happened in US history
Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, reacts to President Trump's tweet asking if Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell or Chinese President Xi Jinping is the bigger enemy to America.
Opinion: Call him King Trump
There are countries that have endured unhinged leaders before. I'm thinking of Britain during the reign of King George III, whose years of delusion were depicted in the 1994 film "The Madness of King George." Our current civic stress test in the United States is coming courtesy of a President whose narcissistic impulses seem to be getting worse. Two recent days crystallized those concerns.