E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post
And for those who worried about whether Trump is devoted to democratic values, there was this disconcerting sentence: “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.”
Solidarity is a wonderful thing. But the word can look like a threat when used in a way that seems to subordinate free speech and open debate. More disquieting, the nature of solidarity would now be defined by a man who has shown only disrespect for his foes and for an independent media — and who has now assumed awesome powers.