donkey hoteyDespite the grim prospect of a Hillary presidency, for many reasons, mostly of his own making, the incoherent, unprincipled Donald Trump faces a fractured Republican Party and a divided conservative movement. Only Trump can bring about the unity he needs to win in November (whether he admits it or not).

The easy part is to remember that he is supposed to be representing the Republicans and tailor his policy and personnel choices accordingly. The hard part is to make amends to all those he has smeared, mocked, and slandered–women, minorities, the disabled, and fellow Republicans.

It starts with something very simple–an apology. But Trump is such a bullying narcissist that I doubt he can manage this, even if it’s all that stands between him and the White House. After all, he has already said he has never felt the need to ask God for forgiveness. If Trump feels he owes nothing to the Almighty, I doubt he’ll ever get around to apologizing to the rest of us.

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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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