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Dockadams. I agree with you. Trump is a repulsive asshole. Here's some more...
10 Charismatic Leadership Characteristics
Take a look at these. Trump flunks all 10. Trump is an authoritarian bully. His support is not from charisma but rather from telling people what they want to hear.
As Robert Altemeyer discusses in his article, there is about 25 percent of the population, driven largely by fear, that is always ready to vote for a dictator. In addition there are others who support him mostly out of ignorance.
The evangelicals, for example, support him 90 percent because they believe he is the "beast" who will bring about the second coming of Christ. That and of course his insincere and politically motivated stance against gay marriage and abortion.
The white nationalists support him because of his racist overtones. They look at him and think, "He's one of us!" His going to build a wall and make the Mexicans pay for it. They love to attend Trump rallies and show their hate.
Others at Trump rallies are the gun rights people. The gun rights people support him because they think any liberal is "going to take their guns away".
The military supports him because of his promise to make the military "so strong and so great".
And many Republicans support him out of tribal loyalty and fear.
Just look at the way he conducted himself in yesterday's meeting with Schumer and Pelosi. I saw him throw a childlike tantrum when he realized that Pelosi and Schumer had the best him...humiliated him. That is not charisma.
When Trump is with foreign leaders I often see him hunched over in his chair looking down with his hands between his legs. It is a sign of lack of confidence. I never ever saw that pose with President Obama who would be able to hold his head up high and look other foreign leaders in the eye with a smile.
Trump's support comes not from charisma but rather from being an authoritarian bully and a con artist. Those are two different things.