Dear @roleerob, I can't understand your writing because my English is poor. So, I want to ask a simple question. Do you want Trump to be re-elected? The majority of Koreans think Trump will fail reelection.
I don't know about the concept of American republic and democracy. However, most Koreans admire Abraham Lincoln more than George Washington.
George Washington was the king of American whites, but Lincoln was the king of American whites and blacks. So, Koreans remember Lincoln as the greatest American.