He's a first class ass. But I don't think he's a thief. And I don't think he's a pathological liar. I think he's heartless, but not cruel. Vengeful but not evil. He's just motivated by a vision of America many people share, but don't know what they're talking about. He's an asshole, but not my kind of asshole. I wish he would go away.
The thing is, however, the positive reaction of Americans to Trump's campaign is honest and inevitable. It is the result of American populism, which is exactly the kind of politics that destroyed the chances for non-charismatic competent leaders like Bill Richardson, Bill Bradley, John Kerry, Jeb, McCain, & Romney. America doesn't want those guys. Americans are mad at the system, so they're trying to poison it and force its direction. They don't want a caretaker, they want a firestarter.
Until Americans elect someone like Tip ONeill into Congress, the President will run roughshod. Those who don't want a firestarter will hold their noses for the status quo with whatever perfume of respectability they can find. That's all Clinton has going for her.