Rationally, I think I know. Here's my rough, ordered list of why I think people voted for Trump:
1. They have tended to vote Republican anyway (including reasons like limited government and lower taxes)
2. They hated Hilary (lots of baggage)
3. They feel they've gotten a bad deal, especially in the last 8 years of Obama
4. They see Trump as fighting elitism
5. They're conventionally Pro Life
But how did you get over all of the awful things about him personally (including misogyny and racism)? Do you think Hillary is worse? How do you trust him with diplomacy and nuclear codes? Isn't he easy to manipulate?
I'd be interested to know, briefly. Feel free to also link longer-form posts or your own or from other people.
Please keep the discussion respectful of both sides and candidates.
I would prefer that people who voted against Trump or for Hillary (I draw a distinction) not comment on this post.
I want to understand better where my friends and family who voted for Trump are coming from.
Here are a few articles I've read to try to understand better: