I think it was specific political environment but it seems to be a build up of various thoughts to give rise to the ideology that came to Trump. I mean in most respects Trump is the Rush Limbaugh of political candidates. In the past they were ignored but now they have the party as a whole which is fairly scary to consider.
Moreso because they are quite good at gaining and consolidating power when they do have it.
It is an odd situation though, as the current conservative movement, or at least the CPAC crowd, has very positive views of authoritarian strong men that weaken democracy.
MSN is reporting that the Feds were looking for missing documents about the nukes.
If he had misappropriated documents about the nukes then he needs immediate disqualification from office.