We see a pathological liar in the White House, who cares little for his own people (healthcare, education, housing, poverty alleviation) let alone the rest of the world (pulling the US out of the Paris climate change agreement, favouring Russia, support for authoritarian regimes- Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, undermining European unity, support for far right candidates). He is an unmitigated disaster. American democracy? Congressional representatives supporting removal of healthcare from the vulnerable, in the interests of tax cuts for the rich. There seems to be a meanness at the heart of America.