I think that the comparison of Trump to Berlusconi is more apt than to Duterte. There was a long New Yorker profile of Duterte. He’s out of control, the way Trump is, but Duterte is a murderous psychopath. Trump is merely a sociopath.
Luigi Zingales, who wrote the New York Times editorial, makes some great points. Much as it would be satisfying to see a million people protest Trump’s inauguration, a protest before Trump is even in office may discredit the protesters. They will need credibility when they protest the excesses that Trump will commit once he is in office.