How do you know Trump isn't as corrupt? I am not disagreeing necessarily, but that seems like something you don't really have any way of knowing.
I don't, but as I've always said, the literal worse case scenario is that he's Hillary Clinton wearing a mask. I mean, seriously, the things that the media has come up with so far were things Hillary would have done anyway. Sell weapons to the Saudis? Oohhhhh nooooooo
Trump notoriously refused to release his tax returns or divest from his business interests, and continues to use his office to drum up more business for himself with his frequent, expensive trips to his own properties - much of those expenses being paid directly to Trump’s own businesses for things like catering and accommodation. Trump isn't just every bit as corrupt as any other politician, he also insults our intelligence by being so blatant about it. And while Republicans obviously aren't enthusiastic about him being the president, they aren't being nearly hard enough on him to indicate that they want him gone.
I do agree that Trump is the lolwut of Washington, though.
"Corruption is okay as long as the politicians simultaneously insist they're not corrupt."
But Saddam, why not insult your intelligence? If Trump is as corrupt as everyone thinks he is, then he is proof that you can be corrupt AND obvious about it with near impunity in the modern day US government. I mean, hell, congressmen voted themselves into an exception to insider trading laws. They are corrupt to the core but you're fine with it as long as someone like Trump doesn't rock the boat.
Also, yes, Republicans do want him gone. They'd much rather have President Pence, a run of the mill career conservative, over Trump.