True, but also there are degrees of each of them. Some people are ore misguided, less informed, and/or more deceived than others.The secret is that every person on earth is misguided, uninformed, and frankly, deceived. That is what it is to be a human.
I also agree, and while I acknowledge people that I often agree with, I try to avoid having personal heroes.It is said to never meet your heroes because the admiration you have for them is nearly always excessive.
Being POTUS/running for POTUS means having an impact. AFAICT, Trump is the most influential member of one of the two dominant political parties, which again means he has an impact.I know you think Trump is a special case, but he’s just a guy you’ll never meet and who has next to no impact on your life outside of being the subject of an awful lot of media you take in.