I guess my question then would be - then what comes after? How much damage do you think would be done by Trump's crowd, and how will things look after Trump?

Once the personality cult falls apart, then what? Mitt Romney type figures taking over? I find that hard to imagine. Even if you think that Trumpism can form a bulwark against the radical left, what good is it if it only lasts 10 years? Seems to me like 10 years of damage, with the premise of immenent failure baked in.

For who could be free when every other man's humour might domineer over him? - John Locke (2nd Treatise, sect 57)