This making of excuses for the guy you back, no matter how egregious a thing he's been proven to have done, always makes me cringe. It's like you think you'll explode if you admit the guy you support is a low-life. You won't. You'll actually feel a lot better about yourself if you have that much integrity. Believe it or not.
This isn't about whether or not the man paid taxes to help the country that enabled him to get stinking rich. It's not about whether he did something illegal or not either. It's about his patriotism, and his personal integrity. It's about lying through his teeth basically. And he not only lied about it, he made up a story about how "someone in the White House" must have made the whole thing up. Remember: both the lying, and the gutless attempt to blame someone else when you get caught, are legal. It's not exactly a very high standard to hold the guy you're considering electing to the presidency to.
Lots of things are legal that are disgusting. I don't remember who brought up Bill Clinton, but something tells me that when Bill Clinton got caught in an equally unequivocal lie, you probably wouldn't have made the excuse that his affair with Miss Lewinsky, and the lies he told about it, were legal. Am I close?
It's dishonest to make excuses for someone else's dishonesty by saying "he didn't do anything illegal did he?" But to vote for him, after you've been shown, and basically agreed that yes, he did something this revoltingly unpatriotic, and revoltingly dishonest, is something besides merely dishonest. I just haven't quite figured out what to call it yet.