Trump's supporters see Sanders as an honest politician who worked diligently to defend President Trump against unfair attacks by the media and Democrats. With Trump handily winning Arkansas back in 2016, Sanders is incredibly popular with people in the state. Here's what one person told the New York Times said about how they feel about Sanders:
“The main thing I like about her is her honesty,” said Carla Shelton, a small-business owner who brought her daughter to hear Ms. Sanders speak. “She got a bad rap because people are offended that she does tell the truth. I’m 100 percent behind her.”
Sanders sees politics as her calling. She thinks her White House experience combined with her family's deep roots in the state are a winning combination.
Ms. Sanders plans to help with campaign events for Mr. Trump through next year. But she said the results of the 2020 election would not have much bearing on her own political future. “If he wins, there’s a solid base and people will come in and be helpful,” she says. “If he loses, people will be angry and they will want to rally around Trump people.”
Sanders' critics say the fact that she repeatedly lied to the American public disqualifies her from political office. She's openly dishonest, does not respect the free press and has a poor sense of ethics. In one of the clearest cases, Sanders defended Trump's firing of James Comey by making facts up about the FBI:
Sanders also said that “the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director.” That, she later told Mueller, was based on nothing, and was said in “the heat of the moment.” She then told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that what she told Mueller was “a slip of the tongue.”
A politician is only as good as her word. If the people of Arkansas can't believe what Sanders says is the truth, there's no way she can lead the state. The fact that she lied to the American public repeatedly should disqualify her.