That requires advanced thinking, planning, strategizing, building up support. And I just don’t think he’s capable of that.
No, you just have to fill the government with enough corrupt partisans and self-serving yes men. Trump was stopped by a handful of secretaries of state and judges - many of them Trump supporters or Trump appointees - who chose to have at least a little integrity. Was there any backup behind that, because it really seems like it could have gone either way?