“The slow-rising central horror of ‘Watergate’ is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it.” — Hunter S. Thompson

Travis Naughton

Almost fifty years after Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency in the wake of the lawlessness and cruelty that defined his time in office, Americans fulfilled Hunter S. Thompson’s prophecy of doom by electing Donald J. Trump, a vengeful thug of a president whose four years in office will forever be remembered for the countless cheap shots he took at anyone who dared to oppose him—including many longtime loyalists—and the treachery of perpetuating lies and conspiracy theories that incited his followers to descend upon the nation’s Capitol in a violent insurrection aimed at preventing the certification of his failed attempt to win a second term in office.

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