The question of the day is will Trump do the same? I would say at this point the American Republic as founded is no longer a free representative democracy where We The People rule - we are, in fact, ruled by an oligarchy. Thus the question of freedom is not operative - This is dictatorship, straight up!
Therefore, if dictatorship be our lot then the choice for the average American must for a dictator like Trump who reflects our nationalist pride in the United States. The other option being an International Socialism where the United States is just another country on a world map ruled by an Globalist elite.