From The Crisis of Global Capitalism by George Soros.
“Truth be told, the connection between capitalism and democracy is tenuous at best. Capitalism and democracy obey different principles. The stakes are different: In capitalism wealth is the object, in democracy it is political authority. The criteria by which the stakes are measured are different: In capitalism the unit of account is money, in democracy it is the citizens’ vote. The interests that are supposed to be served are different: In capitalism it is private interests, in democracy it is the public interest.”
In Trump’s America, the public interest is being subverted to private interests, principally his.