Who are the conservative supporters of Donald Trump and what do they think?
West Europeans and Germans minimally shake their heads when asked what they think of Donald Trump. He is even less popular than George W. Bush in Europe. Without doubt, Trump damaged the global reputation of the United States as a world leader. Continuous public opinion surveys demonstrate that America was never held in a regard over 50% of the people interviewed internationally. However, during the Obama presidency the number of those who approved American leadership was consistently higher than those who disapproved it. In the United States, Trump reaches similarly low approval ratings. In the mid-term elections of November 2018 his Republican Party suffered a severe setback as it lost the majority in the House of Representatives. Given the strong opposition against his presidency it is extremely puzzling how Donald Trump retains political power and maintains his most controversial style of conduct undisturbed. In order to understand his grand standing it is important acknowledging that a group of extremely loyal supporters stand behind him and his presidency. This article (available in German only) sheds light on this loyal group of supporters and shows what they think.