They donâ€™t mind his intemperate tweets. They donâ€™t mind the specter of scandal, which they dismiss as trifling nonsense. They donâ€™t mind his nuclear saber-rattling with North Korea, saying they feel safer under Trump than they did under Obama. And they donâ€™t mind his mixed record of delivering on the promises he made in their hockey arena.
So many people in so many other areas of the country watch with dismay and existential alarm Trumpâ€™s Twitter hijinks, his petty feuds, his penchant for butting into areas where the president has no explicit, policy-relevant role. All of that only animates his supporters here. For them, Trump is their megaphone. He is the scriptwriter. He is a singularly effective, intuitive creator of a limitless loop of grievance and discontent that keeps them in absolute lockstep.
Angry, racist, and dumb as rocks. Anti-Hillary, I can understand. Pro-Trump is so discordant, especially after all heâ€™s said and done (or failed to do), that support beggars belief.