Why Trump Won’t Let Go of His Dream of Domination

From a New York Times column by Thomas B. Edsall headlined “Why Trump Won’t Let Go of His Dream of Domination”:

Throughout his life — in his overlapping business, TV and political careers — Donald Trump has attempted to portray himself as what is conventionally known as an alpha male. But now he has run into a buzz saw of criminal investigations and civil suits that threaten to reveal both the ludicrousness of his self-image and his failure to meet the traditional standards of leadership.

This does not diminish the seriousness of the threat he poses to American democracy.