Trudy Rubin: Trump is suffering from a bad case of autocrat envy

Early last month, shortly after China’s Communist Party ended term limits on presidential rule — effectively making President Xi Jinping “president for life”� President Trump joked to donors, “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll want to give that a shot someday.” In times past, with a president who hewed to democratic norms, the president’s wisecrack would…