Unfortunately, what you are saying may indeed be true. Since 2016, I've always thought that Mr. Trump would like to turn the USA into one of his corporations, but he lacked the intellect for this task. But it seemed he was learning on the job: he was starting to put the pieces together. Maybe a little late, but the next populist leader will be able to figure this out.
The main thing missing was the SA Troopers, who were pretty good at silencing the moderate voices in Weimar Germany.