Well, I find a bit of solace in that presently Constitutions are working. Not that they aren't imperfect, and probably need tweaking....
But as long as there are mechanisms (elections, courts, freedoms of expression) then there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If Trump is messing around with these, which will become apparent as time moves on, then things could get scary.
Broadly speaking though, it is frightening to me that we see how huge parts of humanity can rise to such ancient and obvious bait - and harden their hearts so easily.
I think at this level - the public - there is a tremendous struggle now between love and hope, and fear and hate.