“I don’t know why anybody would hate me”, then does just the thing that gets people to hate him. “Poor me, I just want your love”. Gets love. It’s not a master manipulator though. It would be almost adorable in a drunk grandpa way if he also didn’t have the Presidential Seal in front of him. But some people like drunk cranky grandpa.
(I know he “doesn’t drink because backstory”, just sayin’)
When I see an unironic supporter, DDLB comes to mind.