@pcshearer the difference between Fascism and communism is the degree of cooperation between government and business. In Fascism business actively abets government goals and works in common in defending national interests, whereas in communism business becomes a branch of the state politic devoting to exporting the revolution to other nations. Both rely on strong central authority figures.
I don’t think either applies to either our current or former executive office, no matter how much they’d LIKE to have or have had that kind of power. Neither is a “strong central authority figure”.