I can't find it, but I read a fascinating exchange in r/Conservative on Reddit.
A liberal went in and posted an honest question along the lines of, "I don't get it... why do you like this guy?"
And the posters were SUPER nice in their responses. They didn't troll him; they were earnest in their responses.
And the one that stuck with me I have to paraphrase (because I can't find the post anymore), but he basically said:
"I don't like him. And I don't have to. I don't like many of my coworkers, either, but they do their job well. We hired Trump to do a job, and he has done it very well.
He's 100% on foreign policy... got us out of Afghanistan, made progress with North Korea, slapped Syria in the face, brought troops back home, avoided a trade war with China and have real negotiations going on, and he got us out of the Paris Climate Accords, like he promised.
I don't like the guy, and I don't want to ever have a beer with him. But he's done the job I hired him to do, and he's been ruthless reaching those goals."
And, ok, there's a lot of details to niggle with and pick apart and point out issues with what this guy was calling "successes"... but the CORE IDEA - which was reinforced by dozens of other commenters supporting this comment - was that the Democrats run nice friendly people you want to get to know, and Republicans hire a motherfucker to do a goddamn job, and he'd better fucking do the job he was hired for. They don't CARE if he is "likeable" or even a model citizen... he's an employee, with a job to do, and he does that job.
And I've been noodling this for a day now, and I respect and understand their vision and point.
Imagine if the Democrats ran Rahm Emmanuel or some other truly abrasive motherfucker who isn't anybody's friend, but gets shit done.
Holy fuck I wanna meet that Democrat!