Did Trump weaken the powers of Congress? No.
Has Trump damaged our system of shared power between the federal government and the states? No.
Has Trump weakened the judiciary? No.
Did Trump weaken the press? No.
We are today in a struggle no less dangerous to our democracy than that of the 1860s, for all that it is fought with Facebook memes and cable television rather than artillery. And when our leaders talk fondly about Viktor Orbán, or Jair Bolsonaro— former president Trump endorsed his reelection today—we would do well to listen.