'Trump isn’t a fascist. Fascism requires a program and unity of purpose. Donald Trump is an anarchist. It’s not Trump’s ability to marshal the forces of repression that should terrify us. It’s his inability to marshal forces to conduct even the most basic governance. Trump really is a presidential Joker, an Anarchist-in-Chief. He knows how to wreak havoc, but he doesn’t seem to know how to do, or want to do, much else.This isn’t to discount the fascistic dangers inherent in Trump because he has an authoritarian temperament. He prefers muscle to negotiation, despite his much vaunted, and now much tarnished, skill at dealmaking. He loves strongmen and considers himself one of them.perhaps the better analogy is that he wanted to turn the country into one giant episode of The Apprentice, in which everyone vied for his favor 7 he, King Donald, would point thumbs-up or thumbs-down.'