I’m not sure I buy the argument.
But I can tell you this: I don’t feel like I’m living in a democracy right now. I don’t know exactly how Trump polls in the UK, but I doubt it is very well. I would expect that the mainstream view is that he is a disgusting liar who is causing moral pollution at a serious, dangerous, global scale.
Yet, as a nation, we’re wining and dining him, grimacing through his insincere back-tracking on his insults; spending our money protecting him from the expression of our views to maintain the pretence that nothing has gone wrong, when we, the public, believe that everything has gone wrong.
This does not feel like a democracy to me. It feels like bullshit.