Defining the far right isn’t really that hard when you’ve got a list of things they believe to compare them to.
Kevin Passmore’s definition of fascism has ten characteristics split across five main areas. Donald matches or partially matches all of the characteristics.
Historian Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism – palingenesis, populism, and ultranationalism – is deceptively simple. There are literally hundreds of examples of things that Donald has done since he took office that support each of the three main points of Griffin’s definition.
We shouldn’t be surprised by Donald’s willingness to do whatever he can get away with. He’s been doing things because he can, without caring for whether he should, most of his life.