In the proverbial nutshell -- too little, too late. A good many people knew that the years of the Obama administration represented our last chance to pull the "masses" together, to be able to push back (against what does meet the definition of fascism). Obama seemed to be surprisingly open to this this, and liberals (media) were not.
You have to look back to understand where we're at now. The Reagan Revolution wasn't just an oddity of the 1980s. It has been ongoing. Reagan set the stage, and the focus of the years since was on splitting apart the "masses" -- those who had previously united to push back, for the common good. We've been deeply divided by class and race, pitted against each other. Divide and conquer.
Resistance? Writing a letter to your representative in Congress? Like we've been doing for so many years? Right. Stay passive, and behave. Remember what Big Bill told us: All we need to keep in mind is, "Get up every morning, work hard, and play by all the rules." And send your urgent donations to the Democratic Party.