So I know this thread will likely go off the rails, but I am very curios to hear from republicans as to why Trump is enjoying historically high approval ratings from republicans at the moment.
His high aproval ratings are high, not just at this moment.
From the top:
He believes that hard work will lead to life long rewards. Education and training are imperative. He is a family man and adores his wife and children. Trump's word is his bond. If you slander him, you will pay.
Well known affaires? The incident I know of is a porn star that accused him of such: Trump denies it. I don't know about his divorce(s) nor have any dates, nor are they uncommon in the US.
Access Hollywood tapes? As I recall he said that when you're rich and famous, they let you grab their pussy: or words to that effect. Not sure where you've been but on 4 contents I've run into women who would do the same.
Fiscal responsibility is a key republican value, and for that reason Trump cut taxes. Every tax cut passed by every president resulted in more revenue for the government. Kennedy did it, Reagan did it and Trump did it. Simply stated, tax cuts put more money in the hands of the people who can use it best. It always works and, in a free economy, always will. Things go bad when politicians spend the increased tax revenue faster than it comes in.
America is exceptional; there is no other like it. Nobody in America wants off the world. Many agreements created by the previous administration were just bad. The TPP put a huge burden on the US for no gain. By Paris do you mean global warming? If so it's a fraud. Everyone knows that the climate changes: it always has and always will. By Iran do you mean the nuke deal? The previous administration paid billions in cash ($, Euros & Swiss Franks) delivered by an unmarked biz jet to Teheran in the dark of night, a truly disgusting affair.
Refuges to the US come across the US southern border. This is a violation of UN treaties that says that immigrants must be accepted by the first safe country in which they arrive, Mexico in this case. The Mexicans argue that Mexico is not safe so these immigrants must be transported though Mexico to be dumped on the US border.
You are right about the US military: nobody else is even close. The US has 10 or so reinforced carrier groups (USN, USMC, MSC), any one of which could destroy most countries. Then add the US Army & Air force.
Throwing money away? Such a force requires expensive maintenance and training. Three presidents; Carter, Clinton and Obama cut those expenses. Just to be clear: In US government speak, a reduction in spending means spending less than the requested amount (if 10 billion is requested and 5 is proposed, you've slashed to the bone). Those guys reduced budgets below the then existing level which resulted in a dysfunctional military. There have been many publicized examples such as ships and airplanes crashing or not deployable.