Hitler was laughed at as a clown before he rose to power. It is beyond foolishness to underestimate a clown.
Trump appeals to the worst instincts in people by offering them the opportunity to avoid depth of perception and thinking while enjoying his clown-persona.
John Wayne Gacy dressed as a clown to give himself an aura of harmlessness. He lured young men into the dungeon cellar of his home. He then tortured them, then killed them, then buried them.
Don’t be fooled by someone wearing the mantle of a clown. And for heaven’s sake don’t underestimate a clown.