A food for thought in the link you have posted:
“The US, in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious 'electoral' 'democratic' countries.”
I don’t believe that the biggest problems of the country can be solved in elections because the new government will always continue to operate on the old system — the system of rich and mighty; unless something drastically changes.
I don’t have a nice opinion of Trump. However, he inherited the already bad pattern of his predecessors. For example, my country was bombed during Clinton. There is always some war to fight on the other side of the world while there is no universal health care for American citizens.