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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks as he hosts a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on January 19, 2019. Looking on at right is Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

"Nobody has ever done so much in the first two years of a presidency as this administration," Donald Trump said at a Mississippi rally last year. Now we know that's true, but probably not in the way that he imagined. A report by Freedom House—a government funded democracy research organization—says "no president in living memory has shown less respect for its tenets, norms, and principles."

Trump has assailed essential institutions and traditions, including the separation of powers, a free press, an independent judiciary, the impartial delivery of justice, safeguards against corruption and most disturbingly, the legitimacy of elections.

The annual Freedom In The World report has called Trump out for, among other things, assailing the word of law, demonizing the press, and threatening American ideals abroad.

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