The good professor's expectations notwithstanding, my sense of things is that Trump is attempting a covert or invisible coup as opposed to an overt one. Trump's constant misdirection and his playing the dunce while we are distracted by threats of war and so forth finds us with our backs turned while he enacts these step by step assaults on democracy in rapid fire order.
Trump seems to be attempting to slip in a coup under the radar that once established will effectively rearrange our democracy into an autocratic sham democracy thus preserving the names but not the substance of our rights and constitution.
I think Madison Avenue and spin doctors must be taken into account which were not a real factor ( despite Goebbels ) pre WWII. The corporate controlled media and corrupt politicians will help convince everyone that measures to restore democracy are being taken etc but then talk is cheap and by then people will be worried, confused, cowed and depressed by the changes they have seemed powerless to avoid.
My guess is that Trump will try to stage the invisible coup not the in your face one. It's easier that way.