Continuing the discussion from 2016 US Election:
I think there are parallels that can be drawn between Trump and an Australian figure, Clive Palmer.
Both have long histories of support for political organisations, and both made the 'move' from business into politics (but let there be no doubt, they are both still businessmen, and ruthless). Both appealed to 'common sense' politics, and weren't afraid to divide to conquer. Both rely on rhetoric and idealistic policies to garner support.
Obviously there are differences, Palmer lost the support of a major party, so he started his own while Trump has the resources to bring a major party to heel. I don't think Palmer is quite so racist as Trump, or has quite the ego.
But in the end, I think they'll both turn out the same. The fire will disappear, and they'll be left exposed as what they are, individuals out there for themselves first, and their countries second.