The comparison with decadent emperors of the Late Roman Empire is hard to avoid. And this decadence does not only affect the executive branch.
In certain anti-lockdown, quite racist-sounding protests, Confederate flags are becoming common. It would be unfair to pin down Donald Trump as the sole culprit for this. Several problems keep undermining democracy: political corruption through bribery, the growing bipolarization of society, the explosion of social inequalities, the inexorable politicization of the Supreme Court… All these cannot be the making of a single man. They are, rather, the result of a long period of downward spiraling, something that has in fact been affecting all democratic countries to varying degrees.