Why Do People Think Donald Trump's Character Can Be Defended?
For the purposes of this discussion I am not talking about his policies, such as the wall, the tax cut for the rich, the abandonment of the Kurds, the mistreatment of Puerto Rico, the fruitless bromance with Kim Jong-Un, etc.
I am talking about Trump's character, the lying, the cheating, the taunting dismissal of opposing views, the never taking responsibility for his mistakes, the childish nicknames, the freely spreading conspiracy theories, the calling of anything that criticizes him "a hoax", the ethnic bigotry, the willful ignorance, the buffoonishness, the ridicule of reporters, the constant and ubiquitous personal vanity, the silly bragging, and much more. All these things are character traits or behavior by Donald Trump that are , and have been for a long time, completely obvious.
On this forum, and elsewhere, observations of Trump's overwhelmingly low character are described by his defenders as Trump Derangement Syndrome, a non existent affliction of so called "never Trumpers".
TDS does not exist. As I have said before, although it would be on a different scale, saying there is Trump Derangement Syndrome would be like saying there could ever be a Bernie Madoff Derangement Syndrome or a Harvey Weinstein Derangement Syndrome. Trump's low character and dysfunctional behaviors are known, they are not imagined or even exaggerated.
Why are there no standards of personal character or personal behavior that Trump supporters demand he conform to as he serves as president of the United States?
Why do they think his character is defensible, as many of them seem to?