Trump is not “a conservative”, but he is not “a liberal” either. That is because he is not a political. He has very little or no interest in political theory. He is a businessman who wants to make things work. That is his worldview. It is not one of official ideology. He doesn’t think that way. This is why he confuses people. He uses words and terms in relation to his understanding of how the world works.
Just as how some people think he talks goofy, he thinks they talk and act goofy. His response to their criticism of him is that they “are lying”. He is sure of this because he knows they are portraying him in a way he knows is not true to his thoughts.
Why are people from all over the political spectrum willing to give him a chance? Because they are tired of supporting people who sound exactly right and still see no results. Why no results? Constant compromise in order to get small results rather than none, not to mention those who are simply bought off.
Everyone does not have the same interests or hobbies. To those who have politics as one of their hobbies they do not understand Trump not having that hobby. But that is not how the world works. Trump is an opportunist. Opportunism is not always a bad thing. Every entrepreneur must see opportunities or his efforts are wasted. Those efforts can be for a good cause just as much as for a bad cause.
Donald saw the obvious, that 2016 was the opportunity of a lifetime because of an extremely bad administration and ineffective congress. He had expressed interest in prior years, but this was the shining example, so he made his move.
He is in good health and in his 70s so the time was right as well.
Trump is far from perfect, but what does perfect have to do with it? Hopefully he will be able to approach problems from a perspective of practicality. However lacking his knowledge of constitutionality and law may or may not be, he will have endless advisors.
Regardless of who gets chosen on the Republican side, the people must now be awake enough not to let the wicked witch fly into office.