Trump’s Most Glaring Character Flaws

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Donald Trump likes to call himself a “counter-puncher.”  Whenever he is accused of saying something negative or vulgar about one of his opponents, he answers the criticism by saying that “he did not start it.”  (Anderson Cooper famously told him that he was acting like a five-year-old).  Of course most of his so-called counter-punches are way over the top.

We can come up with dozens of examples of this, but here are two that took place this week:

  1.  Rafael Cruz said that God will punish America if Trump is elected. (We can spend an entire post on that one).  Rather than taking this statement for what it was–the spouting-off of a Christian nationalist and dominionist, Trump responded by referencing a National Enquirer story about Rafael’s apparent involvement in the Kennedy assassination.
  2. Today, GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that he is not yet ready to endorse Donald Trump.  Instead of seeking reconciliation with the Speaker, or perhaps saying he looks forward to talking with the the Speaker about their differences, Trump fired back immediately, saying that he is not yet read to endorse Paul Ryan’s agenda for the party.

No wonder Trump’s favorite Bible verse is Exodus 21:22-25.  Eye for an eye.

When Trump is criticized or attacked he is incapable of keeping his mouth shut or staying away from his Twitter feed.  This is the guy who is running to become the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the guy who will have the nuclear codes, and the guy who has to engage in international diplomacy with world leaders.

Trump lacks meekness, humility, and prudence.  These are conservative values. They are also values that are essential for any President of the United States regardless of personal ideology.

Meekness is the practice of patience or docility when under provocation from others. 

Humility is the modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance.

Prudence is caution and discretion with regard to practical matters.

3 thoughts on “Trump’s Most Glaring Character Flaws

  1. People need to gently show Trump this: Matthew 5:38-42Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

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  2. Hm. It’s worked at least once before. 😉

    “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun…”

    http://www.therightperspective.org/2010/06/12/a-history-of-obamas-violent-rhetoric/
    http://www.therightperspective.org/2011/01/10/a-history-of-obamas-violent-rhetoric-pt-2/

    And every other word out of Hillary’s mouth is “fight.”

    Is Trump worse? Yes. But a lot of Americans just got sick of being punked by the likes of Hillary and Obama, of being called racists and sexists and bitter clingers, so Trump is the sound of them snapping.

    Like so many of us did when we were kids and Johnny Rogers pushed you just a bit too far that day and you just went off on him and fortunately I had a fistful of nickels because I was chasing the ice cream man and I just really let him have it and pummeled him mercilessly for all the years he made my life a living

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