Why an “istan”? Because the “stans” of the world are ruled by non-democratic strongmen (they are always men) who are intent on soaking the country they lead of its wealth for their own gain. These same leaders Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and other “stan” presidents rule with an iron fist and stay in office as long as they live.
With Donald Trump, we have the beginning of Trumpistan, a nation that will no longer be led by a president who follows the laws, avoids disclosure of his wealth and business dealings, encourages crony capitalism with other national leaders, enriches his own family following nepotism to its end.
In the new Trumpistan facts don’t matter. Fake news is whatever the propagandist news factories produce that day. The Trumpistan news agency, aka Fox News, will be the one source of “true news” and the other outlets will have little access to the president.
In Trumpistan the leader will “talk” to the people via Twitter and his Tweets will be the lone means of communication.
The leader’s TV appearances will only happen in front of adoring followers, and any protesters will be harassed and manhandled by the Trump’s private security force.
The Trumpistan intelligence agencies will exist only to confirm that the Trump is correct in all his assessments of what is right and wrong with the world, for, of course, the Trump himself as he has said, “knows more than the experts.”