What the Devil and The Donald Have in Common

devil headDonald Trump has never denied himself when it comes to bullying or belittling others. But like most bullies, Trump, who endlessly boasts how he’ll handle Putin, the dictators in China, and other world bullies, is quick to back down when challenged.

The Donald, who has dropped out of Thursday’s Iowa debate, can’t handle the prospect of facing a few more tough questions from Megyn Kelly.

As well, Trump says he’s taking his ball and going home in response to a snarky, satirical press release from the debate sponsor, Fox News Channel, saying it must have been written by “a child.” Perhaps; perhaps not. But does anyone else remember last fall when Trump blamed one of his interns for a tweet that mocked Iowa voters? Maybe it’s the same guy.

Apparently The Donald knows how to dish it out but has never learned how to take it. Somebody get him a box of tissues.

When contemplating the mercurial Republican front runner, I am reminded of this observation from Thomas More: “The devil, that proud sprite, cannot bear to be mocked.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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