The election of Donald Trump in 2016 is not solely the cause of a crisis of governance, but first and foremost the result of such a crisis. First, the chapter describes the key policy developments over the last 40 years that led to a decline in trust of government institutions within US society and growing support of anti-establishment politicians, arguing that the dominant dogma of marketization as the only possible and legitimate way of organizing societies in the context of globalization processes is at the core of this development. Following this, the chapter outlines Trump’s policy since he won the presidential election in 2016, concluding that Trump’s policies of deregulation and his rhetoric and attacks on political opponents and the media will further increase the crisis of democracy, which, with the impeachment process in the US House of Representative, has already become a constitutional crisis.