Why do Republicans support Trump?

Why do Republicans support Trump?

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Most Republicans are nice and courteous people. They are civil in their conversations with others who disagree with them. They do not engage in juvenile name-calling or bullying. Most Republicans are not bigots. They would never tell minorities to go back to where they came from, call white supremacists and neo-Nazis “fine people,” try to ban all Muslims from immigrating to the U.S., or refer to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” who are bringing crime and drugs to the US.

Most Republicans are patriotic Americans. They would never pander to totalitarian despots who seek to destroy our democracy.

Most Republicans are basically honest people. They generally do not lie, let alone make 10,796 false or misleading claims in just 869 days. Most Republicans are moral people. They would find it abhorrent to put children in cages or separate them from their parents. Yet, polls show that over 70% of Republicans support Trump as president. How is it that most Republicans are accepting of Trump’s behaviors when they would find such behaviors unacceptable for themselves?

John Pryor, Bloomington

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