This is an easy one. I have family in Texas who are very conservative. They feel like they are under attack from the media and the Democrats. Comments like Hillary's "deplorables" dont help the matter. In their opinion we are in a war for the future of this country. . In war a strong leader is needed. If people feel that they are in a desperate struggle, many character flaws will be overlooked in a leader if they fight hard.
It's sad that this is the world we live in. Instead of agreeing to disagree the other party is evil. This goes both ways. Many people on both sides will overlook multitudes of moral misdeeds if they have the right letter in front of their name. Our current political environment disgusts me. There is so much hatred being spewed in all directions. We are all on the same side in the end. People forget that.