Gone is democracy from the US. The start of fascism. A goon can remove anyone who investigates his possible wrong doing. the media rolls over. The ruling party puts party over nation.
I hardly think the media has been rolling over, they have been in attack mode on Trump for some time, at least most of them. Both parties have been putting party over nation for a long time. Compromise is a bad word and extremes are the best it should not be that way.
I think we have a long ways to go before Trump is a tyrant. I know some of the defense peeps are at odds with him at present. But then again, they may be the next to go.
Basically, the legitimacy of the US as a semi-functional democratic entity is now dependent on the Democratic Party turning out voters in a mid-term election.
Christ save us all.
I agree that is long odds and to be honest some of their antics do not sit well with me. Their chanting "NA NA Goodbye" is juvenile if not more than anything Pres. Trump does. All the people are rallies shouting over people does not sit well with me no matter who does it.
I would worry more about what you fear if we get in a couple of wars. Then there could be a major power grab by the administration and I am not talking war with North Korea, assuming China does not intervene.
Checks and balances, the judicial branch has been doing it's job.