I think it’s important to call out false claims and hysteria caused by the media, regardless of how much someone dislikes the person that the media is going against.
It’s important for us to be able to tell the difference between what is realistic and what is being blown out of proportion, and in some cases just flat-out false.
If that means defending Trump on a specific issue in the process, then I will defend Trump on a specific issue. Just don’t assume that means I like Trump in general. (not speaking to you specifically, just in general)
Just to be clear, I’m not implying that the following is what you believe, I’m just saying why I would defend Trump: If everyone went by the logic that you can’t defend a person because that person has said some stupid stuff or done some stupid things, or is just a giant asshole, the media wins. They would be free to push whatever agenda they wanted without question. And in turn, their political allies go unchecked as well.