The culture of fear fostered by DJT and GWB served (and continues to serve) to exert total control over the American public...keep them fearful, tell them that they (the "leaders") have the solutions and will protect them from that which the fear is based on (WMD, Islamist immigrants invading our country, undocumented workers being rapists and criminals taking away jobs from Americans, e.g.) and the protection will be given by THEIR (the "leaders") if THEIR instructions are followed. Not unlike herding cattle, "Head 'em up, Move 'em Out" (Gil Favor, trail boss on TV western, "Rawhide")
DJT's life is so out of control that he is compelled to exert control everywhere and in every possible way he deems he can. His flying monkeys will coddle and mollify him and do his bidding regardless of the adverse consequences that will follow...just to keep the peace and the mad megalomaniacal monster with narcissistic personality disorder relatively happy and calm. (Speaking of fear...many changes of underwear in the WH bathrooms...)
When I worked for a major airline in the 1970's - 1980's, we transported hundreds of Vietnamese refugees from SFO, SEA, and LAX to destinations in the West (Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho primarily) and Midwest (So and No Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Kansas). We also had many refugees fleeing El Salvador and Nicaragua that boarded our flights out of Guadalajara and Mexico City to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. This was a time when our arms were wide open and welcoming people fleeing war-torn (civil or national) countries/cities/villages seeking to live peaceful and hopefully prosperous lives without FEAR of torture, harm, death, and famine. These refugees were almost all sponsored by entire communities, churches, and philanthropic/humanitarian groups and their transition to life in the US was not without difficulties (language, culture, currency, etc.) but overall for the most part EVERYONE benefited from them being among us. It was mutual, loving, and enriching.
What a concept!