You lost me at “ He’s a unique threat to American democracy”.
America is not, and never has been, a Democracy. The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic. Administrations over the past several decades have been taking it further away from the Constitution leading us into Socialism. This is why what was once called the greatest country on earth is no longer so great. Our Constitution documents a limitation of our government, not a limitation of the people. A Democracy, as well as Socialism, does just the opposite. You may know the definition of Fascism, but you evidently misunderstand the definition of Constitutional and Democracy, as well as the difference between the two.