I was not intending the use of President Trump’s last name, without his title, as disrespectful. I the same is done for Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and Obama, by their own party and also opposition, without intent to disrespect.
I too am grateful for many things President Trump has done, most recently the part he has played in the Israeli-UAE Peace treaty. I think you have to squint rather hard and tilt your head just right to see signs of any growing humility, but obviously we disagree on that point.
On one hand we have a lecherous man who has sexualized his own daughter on nationally syndicated radio, bragged about sexual assault, and discussed visiting the changing rooms at his beauty pageants while the women there were undressed, and then there are the errors and foibles of Elizabeth Eliot. To make a comparison between them beggars belief. Perhaps there are details of Elliott’s statements I’m unaware of, but the comparison seems utterly unreasonable to me.
I’m a newcomer to this online community, and did not intend to cross swords with someone I have quickly grown to respect in your writings. I simply don’t find the framing you give this issue (“He is responding to unfair treatment so while it is wrong, it is understandable”) to be at all convincing or faithful to the facts as we know it.
President Trump, for as long as he has been in public life, has hurled insults and invectives at anyone who crosses him. It doesn’t matter if it is Jim Acosta, dishonest and grandstanding “journalist”, or Jeff Sessions, doggedly loyal former attorney general who was an early supporter of the President and continues to support President Trump (in spite of the attempts the President has made to destroy Session’s career out of spite). If they go against the President in any way, they are attacked, often using foul language and schoolyard taunts.
None of this was meant to say that those who voted for President Trump, in the hopes that he would prove better than Clinton, need to apologize for their vote. We all come to our conclusion on voting in different ways. And God is good and sovereign. For that we can be grateful.