It never was a pure democracy, by design it is a representative republic. But Brennan sounds really worried.
Former CIA Director John Brennan declared that the United States is “no longer a democracy” under the leadership of President Trump.
Brennan, who has been sharply critical of Trump since leaving office in January of 2017, appeared Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to give analysis on the current state of intelligence affairs as the House of Representatives launches an impeachment inquiry into the president.
Asked to assess the U.S. as he would a foreign government from the perspective of the CIA, Brennan said, “We would look at it as a very corrupt government that is under the sway right now of this powerful individual, who has been able to just corrupt the institutions and the laws of that country.”