Donald Trump and his demons: Why the assault on democracy will get worse - 2020-01-28
Donald Trump is an authoritarian and an autocrat. For him and others of such ilk, violence is political currency in the form of raw power. Autocrats and authoritarians such as Trump are de facto crime bosses who just happen to be leaders of their respective countries.
As such, Donald Trump uses violence in an effort to intimidate his enemies and control the public. Trump also uses violence to control his allies, servants and other supporters.
The most recent examples:
One of Trump's enforcers allegedly threatened any Republicans who dare to want an honest impeachment trial: "Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike."