Excellent piece about the nature of Trump's supporters.
I'll have to admit, Mike G's rebuke of Trump's missile strikes surprised me (as well as a general dismissal by prominent Trump supporters). I thought Trump supporters would follow him wherever dark places he would go, being the ultimate cult of personality - turns out I was wrong, they actually have principals they believe in.
From TFA (emphasis mine):
"It appears many Trump supporters were not necessarily simply out of loyalty to Trump, but also, at least in part, due to a strong distaste for Hillary Clinton’s policies, particularly regarding Russia and Syria. Most surprising, however, is the fact that many of them have stuck to these principles, and Trump’s recent decision to strike Syria has not changed their mindset on the Syrian war and/or Russia. In this context, Trump supporters are actually proving more principled and honest than Obama and Clinton supporters considering many Obama supporters appreciated his anti-Iraq war stance only to stay silent as he bombed seven nations in a six-month period."