but everybody can take a deep breath... there are checks and balances. We'll be ok.
I'm not sure that I agree with that. Checks and balances have been undone. They can evaporate really fast, actually. Checks and balances serve well when they are exerting gradual pressure and maintain a consensus. They do not fare well against an onslaught.
Isn't the price of democracy eternal vigilance? The Trumpster has really pushed the limits of our morality. A president Trumpster would certainly push at the limits of our checks and balances. Which, crossing my fingers, will work.