This essay from the New York Times explains clearly what is going on with the fevered support for President Trump by his core supporters, no matter how hard he tries to turn the presidency into a dictatorship. They want him to keep trying. The all-powerful leader at the top of an organization is the only model of power he has operated within. Many of Trump’s supporters have merged politics and religion into this form of total authority. Stewart and Frederickson in this essay look at Attorney General Barr’s words and actions to explain what we’re seeing in national politics now.