Trump defied the polls to become the 45th president of the United States. Six US voters tell us why they backed him. Their answers are enlightening and sad, because they believe all sorts of falsehoods and distortions. For example, one voter said, "Trump is a self-made man.... I hope that Trump’s experience as a businessman will enable our country to operate more effectively when it comes to managing our money....My main hope is that he will help balance our budget, and secondly that he will help our economy to remain strong."