Basically, Trump was a test on Democracy, and Republicans failed it. And now that the GOP has figured out that their base will support a dictatorship, well, hell, that's what they're going to give them. They've always wanted that kind of power (which is one reason they allied themselves so strongly with religion -- it's the most effective form of mind control) and now that they've figured out that their base will not only accept it, but it's what they want, they'll take full advantage of that. And if the conservatives even can be woken up as to how much they're being hoodwinked (and a lifetime of experience with 'em says that probably isn't very likely -- they'll defend the con artist who's conning them rather than admit they were ever conned), it'll be far too late.
The midterms are probably going to decide whether America still has a democracy or not, because, given a chance, Republicans will dismantle the voting system completely. They'll let people keep "playing voter" to pacify them, but with all the aggressive gerrymandering, suppression, mistrust of actual results, and flat-out tampering, they'll cement a permanent majority.
The problem is, Democratic voters are still hopelessly trusting and naive about this shit, and they'll keep playing "it can't happen here" and they'll get lazy and not bother to show up at the midterms and they'll just let it happen. And then they'll pitch a bitch trying to get the country back to democracy but it'll be too late by then -- the Republicans will have their dictatorship apparatus in place. And the Republican base, as long as their religious beliefs are still given lip service, will turn a blind eye to it because they don't care about fairness or honesty... they don't feel it applies to them, because they think they're on the side of a "god."
And then the real nasty shit will start, because dictators, given enough time, always end up starting pogroms. And conservatives will play along with that, too, as long as the people they don't like are the ones dying and being gulaged. They've already started paving they way by making their chief boogeyman be "antifa" -- a non-organization that anybody who opposes them can be fit into. How are you going to prove you aren't a member of an organization that isn't an organization and doesn't have members? And yet the GOP's already trying to get them to be declared a "terrorist organization" so they'll have license to do pretty much whatever they want with 'em.
Like the song says, the country's heading into a perilous night. Amen.