Democracy allows for deep, thoughtful discernment. It is based on reality. But it also gives no psychological cover for being wrong. So for Trump and his ilk of primitively, dominated ego types that are terrified of being found to be wrong about anything, the cure is always authoritarianism.
Under such a mindless system no deep thinking is required either by the dictatorial leader or his followers because whatever decisions are made they are automatically right, since reality means nothing. Egos are free to go unchallenged by intellect, the enemy of the ego.
For those fearful, weak souls craving authoritarianism they also love chaos. Tear it all down. I don’t care. A cloud of chaos is the perfect place for authoritarian lovers to hide. The Donald is notorious for fermenting chaos as a means for hiding from the results of his lazy stupidity. And when chaos is not enough to cover him from being found to be wrong, he lies. Moreover, the very fact that he feels compelled to lie endlessly proves to rational human beings the incredibly high degree of his wrongheadedness.
In their heart of hearts Trump and his misfit followers don’t fear Putin and Russia. They want to be just like the evil empire, where as long as one is willing to act ruthlessly one’s egos never has to face being wrong. Might makes right when democracy is brushed aside and the pure ego rides high.