Democracy is a very sophisticated and fragile form of government. It is an unnatural construct beyond the grasp of the reptilian intellects that flock to Fox News. A political bull in a china shop can easily knock it all to pieces.
It was designed to protect the average citizen from the excesses of the rich and powerful. Thus capitalism and democracy are always at odds, the first always pushing for more and the latter trying to limit the first’s immoderations.
And so when capitalism allies itself with the political bull in the china shop, democracy is crushed. Trump plus Wall Street equals totalitarianism.
Perhaps Corporate American should review what happened to Germany when the industrialists backed Hitler thinking they could control him.