Trump is in the same league as the rest of the Republican Party. He's representative of that Party, and the political movement that it embodies. The Republican presidential lineage - Nixon, Reagan, Bush, W, Trump - is one continuous and consistent lineage. There is no break at Trump, no course change, no revolution, no major changes in policy or tactics or agenda or power base or political support or anything like that within the Republican Party - there isn't even much of a change in rhetoric and style, say from Limbaugh to Trump. The biggest difference between a stereotypical fascist demagogue - Mussolini, say - and Trump, is Trump's lack of a personal loyalty base in the military command. Of course he could draw a few suckups and strays once he had a line on the office, but that is not the same as decades of mutual loyalty and support through the bad times. And that weakness may take him down. He's made remarkable progress at getting a foundation under his air castle, probably with Russian and other support, but it's a big job and nowhere near done. Thing is, Trump didn't build the Republican Party, any part of it. He took it over. There sat a fascist Party, without a demagogue - easy pickin's. But that's not as strong a position as having built it. Otherwise, Trump is par for the course. They are all jokes, in a sense, with their parades and bullying and public rants and glorying in the fatuous adulation of their mobs. But when they win, they ruin - the wreckage they leave behind is generations in the cleanup, if in fact it ever is cleaned up. And in the US case, cleanup would include the demolition of the Republican Party. Leave that Party intact, and America will have a fascist government regardless of what happens to Trump. We need to identify Trump's troubles as Republican, in other words - the Republican media and support included. If we let the Republican Party shuck this guy as they shucked W - and already the media is filling up with guys like Charlie Sykes and Joe Scarborough - we'll be stuck with it.