IMHO, there are a lot of Trump supporters who sound just like people who have been victims of domestic abuse: "He didn't mean it". "He was just joking". "Oh you don't know him like I do, because you never see that side of him". If you need to make excuses for a person, maybe they are not really the right person.
Admit it now, Trump supporters, so you don't end up on a slab with Olivia Benson swearing she will bring the candidate to justice.