I don't think the dictators needed any USA fig leaf to use these lines.
Equally, any non-democratic 'People's Republic' can cheerfully point to the U.S, using graphic images of the rolling clusterfeck that was Jan 6 assault on Washington DC and say to their enslaved people:
' THIS is what their promised Democracy looks like ...is this REALLY what you want here ? '
eg one of many similar reports :
From Indonesia, an 'America First' warning; from Singapore, a call for reflection