Over the last few weeks, I had random conversations with people where the US presidential elections came up. On more than one occasion, someone brought up the typical “Well, Trump is a crazy person, but the American president doesn’t have that much power anyway, so what should go wrong. And by the way, Hillary is a Hawk and that might be really bad, too” line.
By the way, this is a European perspective, but I assume it is something Americans have heard in conversations as well.
Here’s a few reasons why I think this line of thinking is extremely lazy and dangerous: