I swear I must be terminally dense. Really, I must be. People tell me they or he would do this to remain in power or for the power.
Who the hell wants to preside over a failed nation? How is that power?
I am reminded of a line from Atlas shrugged and I am paraphrasing here: “I couldn’t create his metal but I can take it away from him. I can’t bring men to their knees in admiration, but I can bring them to their knees.”