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Robert B. Reich: Be afraid of the president who refuses to lose

Robert B. Reich: Be afraid of the president who refuses to lose

The United States is now headed by someone pathologically incapable of admitting defeat. This doesn't bode well for the 2020 presidential election.

Among the most chilling words uttered last week by Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, were "given my experience working for Mr. Trump I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power, and this is why I agreed to appear before you today."

Mr. Cohen should know better than anyone, but we already had reason to worry. In 2016, when polls showed Hillary Clinton with a wide lead, Mr. Trump claimed the election was rigged against him.

He...

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