But as stupid as they are, they at least have the excuse of lifelong indifference, of being victims of a consumerist, star-fucking quasi-culture that rewards -- or at least refuses to punish -- the dumb and untalented. In that context, it makes sense that there would be a number of people who would be gulled by a professional smartass that has clogged their teevee sets off and on for several decades.
There is no longer a cultural mechanism that identifies and weeds out idiots and preening dipshits; indeed, they all seem to have their own shows. So it's galling, but not completely surprising, that a serially failed "businessman," whose main product is pretending to fire people who don't actually work for him, is hailed as an eminently successful genius. Sure, and the Kardashian sisters don't have any STDs.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has no such excuse. This is someone who for twenty-five years and counting has spun a narrative of organized, systematic persecution, most of it absolutely true. HRC has spent most of her time in the public eye embodying the classic phrase "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone's not really out to get you".