Au contraire, argues Gwynne Dyer. Here’s a bit of her article, from the Bangor Daily News:
Writing just after the G7 summit, he warned that “the most dangerous threat (facing the world) is the transformation of the Republican Party in the US into a fascist movement.” Almost every journalist alive has toyed with this analogy – and then avoided it because it sounds like partisan rhetoric rather than hard analysis.
Cockburn points out that Trump’s presidency had many of the attitudes and behaviors of a fascist regime – extreme nationalism, racist hatred of minorities, disregard of the law and constant denial of the truth – but that it failed one crucial test. It did not include automatic re-election, and so Trump lost control.
Follow the link for a discussion of Republican strategies to remedy that last failing.