Donald Trump’s implicit threat to use nuclear weapons on North Korea in order to appear tough, while at the same time appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin by praising him for ejecting hundreds of U.S. diplomats from Russia, indicates that the American founders’ Electoral College system allowed exactly what it was designed to prevent: the election of a dangerous demagogue who may very well be in the pocket of a foreign power. The system was designed for a group of experts to choose the president, because the founders thought that the average voter would be too ill-informed about the candidates to choose wisely.