Let's move this to the God-Emperor.
What is The Plan?
We can now say that the plan has been to force--not merely "wake up"--but compel in the most humiliating manner possible the awareness in the remaining American nation that the country does not operate the way that the media says it is, that the government does not work the way they think it does, that the media is not what it says it is, etc. and all of this had to happen using Trump as a proxy for the American People before any actual remedies could be put into action.
Why? He needs their support, of course, but again remember that we're in the realm of theater here. Rhetoric-by-performance is the thing to keep in mind. Since most of Heritage America is nominally Christian, the symbolism of Christianity is what is certain to resonate here.
What we see here is Trump deliberately recreating The Passion of the Christ as a means of forcing the American nation to shake off the Wormtongue-induced glamour and mind control; seeing someone you identify with get savaged, betrayed, and denied is one step removed from experiencing it yourself, and that is by design. This is what I mean by "Rhetoric-by-performance"; it directly engages the subject emotionally, bypassing reason via symbolism.