Hi C.E., check out the book Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse (state senator). This book delves into the dissolution of America, which began way, way before Trump (who has certainly helped it along and has accelerated it, but who is not the primary cause). When countries are falling into a wide gulf between the rich and the poor, when racism is prevalent, when people are feeling without a safety net, etc etc etc. So, when all sorts of other major problems and a sense of insecurity is brewing, this paves the way for fascism. For someone who will command and take control, and people will let him. (Also check out Fascism by Madelaine Albright).