Jon Stewart warns more risks to the political system than Trump

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Comedian Jon Stewart says political commentators are “making a mistake” focusing on former President Donald Trump’s individual contributions to eroding democracy, arguing instead that America’s institutions are vulnerable to “the idea that power is its own reward.”

“I don’t know if autocracy is purely the domain of Donald Trump,” the former “Daily Show” host said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Unfortunately, the messiness of democracy is often maybe one of its greatest weak points.

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