You may enjoy listening to this radio interview with the President of Ireland, who has a clearer view of current American politics than many of us have. Maybe his having studied and taught here, but now having some distance, helps give him his perspective.
(One thing Madame L got out of it is the firm desire never to do or say anything that would lead to this man thinking she's just "a wanker whipping up fear.")
From Wikipedia: "Michael Daniel Higgins is the ninth and current President of Ireland, having taken office on 11 November 2011 following victory in the 2011 Irish presidential election. Higgins is an Irish politician, poet, sociologist, author and broadcaster."