Re: Repubs-I actually don't give a damn
He actually follows the template pretty closely although our Republic is not nearly as vulnerable as the Weimar was.
Nor is our population as homogeneous, a bit of a blessing in these times.
A good test is that if you don't believe that there is a Trump Cult that means that you are in it.
As noted, a small but influential cadre of the RINO remnant found a hole in the fence and made a dash for freedom this week. No telling how many may follow.
Enough to be significant, I'd guess, but not huge. Like Fall '16, many will think a while and say "but he has such nice children, but Gorsuch, my portfolio etc."