People see what they want to see, we know that. But what motivates people to still see Trump as a leader. Greed and racism are the first two things. There is also a fear of the future, and a yearning for a past that never was. Resentment, along with vengeance, is what he keeps selling.
None of these can result in anything positive. Yet, it has become clear that Trump, and most of his devoted followers are willing to take down the Republican Party, and the entire country, rather than open their eyes. Even Jim Jones didn’t keep billing his follower’s credit cards.