Bread and circuses part 2

Imagine Donald Trump as a Roman emperor. His latest budget reduces bread and circuses and devotes more of the budget to the legions. How would that be acceptable to the people of the empire? No more food stamps and the arenas closed. For entertainment, the people would be forced to rely on the emperor’s words and actions as they slowly starved. No Obamacare because the patrician class, the Roman 1%, would not pay their fair share of taxes.