Back in my college days at Queens College in Flushing, Queens (I'm a Queens boy like the President) I majored in Classical Philosophy (I'm a Platonist) and was a veracious reader of the Greek and Roman classics in translation where I learned a great deal from writers like Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian and others about Julius Caesar: the great Roman dictator who destroyed the terribly corrupt and declining Roman Republic - and is getting much attention these days because of the tragic Shakespeare play in New York using a Donald Trump look-alike playing the assassinated leader (see postscript).
Now this awful business by deranged, violent, leftist Trump haters of turning the murdered Caesar in the play into President Trump (as if he had a tyrannical authoritarian personality wanting unlimited power and was plotting to destroy our constitutional republic to get it) is just plain nuts. True the two men are charismatic leaders who by sheer will power, audacity and cunning triumphed over all their enemies to achieve great power. But that's where their likeness ends. For Caesar politically was anti-Repubican and believed in unchecked, unlimited autocratic rule; while Trump is the opposite wanting to defend, protect and strengthen our republican form of government and constitutional norms; and to that end he nominated constitutional originalist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; and will possibly nominate two more like him if Justice Kennedy retires and Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies. Would Ceasar have done that?
However, just as the killing of Caesar by Brutus and the conspirators didn't kill or stop Caesarism*, making the restoration of the Republic impossible, nor would the killing of Trump stop Trumpism** which, unlike Caesarism, is trying to save our Republic from the radical statist left and its impoverishing, socialist, anti-free market, freedom killing agenda.
*Wikipedia defines Caesarism as "a form of political rule that emulates the rule of Roman dictator Julius Caesar over the Roman Republic, in that it is led by a charismatic strongman whose rule is based upon a cult of personality."
**Trumpism, in essence is radical America first economic nationalism for the restoration of middle class prosperity and family and work ethic values; and a "Peace Through Strength" foreign policy to restore America as the most powerful nation on earth after the military and geopolitical decline of the Obama years. For a fuller treatment of Trumpism see Trumpism: What Is It? Tradition, Populism, American Greatness, for Starters | National Review
Indeed, after Rome plunged into a series of bloody civil wars in wake of Caesar's death the ultimate victor Octavian (Caesar's nephew and heir) transformed himself into another all-powerful Caesar becoming the absolute master and ruler of the Roman world, and started a dynasty of Caesars that lasted centuries until Rome crashed and burned.
Similarly, if President Trump's political enemies get their sick, evil, demented wish and he was, God forbid, murdered it wouldn't stop Trumpism anymore than Caesar's death stopped Caesarism. Indeed, Trump's MAGA Agenda for draining the Washington swamp, reviving the economy and reversing America's decline making it greater than ever would live on in his successor President Pence (who is to the right of his boss) - with perhaps another Trumpian President to follow who'll continue the necessary work of national renewal.
In other words, following the analogy with Julius Caesar and post- mortem Caesarism Trumpism and Republican rule of Congress would surely survive and live on for sometime to come (a generation, not ages) if President Trump met Caesar's fate. The genie of radical pro-American domestic and foreign policy change is out of the bottle; and because of an angry, American, disappearing middle class that's hell-bent on prospering again (and will do so under Trumpism) there's no putting it back, regardless if Trump lives or dies.
In sum, If Donald Trump is the new American Caesar, and Caesarism powerfully survived Julius Caesar's death, then killing Trump would be useless for stopping Trumpism as a powerful force shaping American politics, and would live on long after he was gone.
Donald Trump and Scandal's Trump-like Hollis Doyle
This is amusing. One of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention last year was actor Tony Goldwyn. Goldwyn plays President Fitz Grant III in ABC's hit TV series Scandal. President Grant is a Republican version of Bill Clinton: he is liberal in his politics and cheats on his wife Mellie, with Olivia Pope (and other women) the show's central character who heads a DC law firm that fixes scandals for Washington politicians.
During Grant's second term wife Mellie (like Hillary when husband Bill was President) runs for and wins a seat in the US Senate. Mellie then wanting to succeed her husband as President runs in the Republican primaries. One of her opponents is Hollis Doyle a coarse, flamboyant, insulting, sexist, anti-immigrant Texas oil billionaire who was intentionally made to resemble Donald Trump. But what many don't know is that actor Gregg Henry who played the Trump like Doyle in Scandal is the actor playing the murdered Julius Caesar in the New York play. Ain't that a kick in the head.