Donald Trump is acting like a dictator by blocking critics on Twitter, law scholars say

Erwin Chemerinsky brief cited by Independent, Nov. 7, 2017

The group, which includes Erwin Chemerinsky …  said: “Cultivating a false sense that political leaders are adored by the public is critical to warping the public’s understanding of how those leaders are really viewed by the public and, in turn, to quashing democratic impulses.”