Republicans have been groomed for decades. When an abuser like Trump steps in, they have no defense.
Trump says ‘no one loves you more than I do’ and ‘you’ll never do better than me’, and the conservatives, battered by Republicans empty promises and horrible policies for decades, just selfishly hope the bully is nice to them.
When all of Trump’s lies come to light, he will never apologize, he will just deny and attack.
The Trump Cult will never atone unless they deprogram themselves, which they have no emotional intelligence to even start.