1: Corrupt the legislature. I would do this by putting my people in the lobbies and PACs, this would give me access to legal bribes and to pay-offs in the form of speaking engagements and high paying bogus jobs to family members.
2: Instill obedience in the masses through fear.
3: Take control of the media. This is necessary because I don't want anyone getting information that goes against my plans.
4: Create chaos among the masses by staging riots and increasing crime by defunding the police.
5: Install a puppet president to do my bidding, i.e. polices that weaken the country and strengthen my communist allies.
6: Purge the military, FBI and DOJ of anyone who has opposing views of my policies.
7: Silence or imprison anyone who demonstrates or speaks out against my policies.
8: Install Supreme Court Justices that believe in my ideologies and not the Constitution.
9: Now start passing laws that take away the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 10th amendments (the new court allows this because it's for the safety of the people).
10: I am now the supreme ruler.
Thank God Russia and China aren't as smart as I am.