While millions were repelled by Trump’s declaration that the Constitution should be terminated, one audience that wasn’t was the most extreme pole of the MAGA base. It was a red meat offering to this motley lot — right wing extremists, racists, and fascists — who gather around this pole and constitute a clear and present danger to the democratic fabric, norms, and rights of our state and society.

While Trump is their leader, he is also increasingly dependent on this faction of his base if he hopes to win the nomination and then the presidency again. It obvious to him that many at the top levels of the Republican Party desire an alternative to him in the next presidential elections. In their calculus Trump is a “loser” who will bring down the whole party.

Thus don’t expect Trump to rain in his rhetoric. If anything it will become more inflamatory, ominous, and dangerous as the country moves into the new year.