While it’s easy to agree with your comparison, you don’t have to look too far to see what created the potentially of a Trump like situation. The GOP for decades have not been a responsible or moral organization. It’s not a matter of the Democrats being overseers for sane, sensible leadership with an understanding of what needed to be done. In this they failed, and failed horribly. When our elected officials, along with the MSM, allowed powerful and wealthy sources to buy influence in the decision making processes of our government, the potentially for a Trump or other horrific scenarios was virtually guaranteed. Those powerful and wealthy sources are always there in a capitalist system, always ready to push ahead as far as they can. Always. To understand that is to understand how far removed we are from a functioning democracy. Yet if you look at the movements that are making their presence known all over the place you can see that they are saying just that. Although an atheist, I can’t think of a stronger acclaim than to say Thank god!!! Our fellow human beings, very much the younger generations, understand the reality totally. And while the reality of US history is more complex than a simplified Dick and Jane tale I have to think that the history of 1930’s Germany also has deeper roots.