In what sense is Trump trustworthy? That’s the point. He’s flip flopped dozens of times and will say whatever he feels is necessary to get elected. He’s completely unsuitable for the presidency in any respect, he’s mentally unstable, believes wholeheartedly in whatever fantasies he cooks up, and is probably closest to being the world leader most likely to trigger a nuclear holocaust and not give a fig about human rights violations and to undermine the US republic of checks and balances and democratic values even more than they already are. (There may be slight levels of hyperbole there, only slight. Still, the man is completely untrustworthy and unstable in a sense beyond the regular political corruption.)
Meanwhile on the other side we have a corrupt woman who’d be happy to create astroturf institutions to undermine my faith, as well as publicly committing to misguided and gravely immoral stances.
This is beyond the run of the mill issues, both moral and economic (and I agree moral take precedence over economic and social). This election is just absurd, both candidates unpalatable. And no, my obvious utter despisal of Trump is not an indication I’m voting for Clinton, especially after all of the anti-Church stuff that has come out. Still, I just don’t understand why people trust or believe in him.
But on a more general level, if there are grave issues on both sides, one can vote for an imperfect candidate. That is Catholic teaching.