Looks like America has affirmed its new status as a banana republic.
The term "banana republic" does not fit the US. It actually has a very strong economy and is not dependent on revenue from a single export/ resource.
I am well-aware of the literal meaning. I was referring to the corruption of government institutions and their subversion to the interests of the rulers. America has been corrupted by those at the top and 'banana republic' was the most insulting characterisation I could think of to describe this travesty of what it used to stand for.
I am okay with having a go at the leadership but insulting the country is going too far.