The Trump Presidency

Pending unexpected legal developments, I believe Donald Trump has lost a very close election, doing far better than the pundits ever imagined (again) and leaving the Republican Party in better shape than expected. Though only one term, Trump’s presidency has been more consequential than those of many of his predecessors, in both foreign and domestic affairs, for good and bad.

I will leave it to others to list both the president’s accomplishments and mistakes, but I believe history will judge him far more favorably than many of his contemporaries do. Trump’s personality and deep character flaws rightly have caused alarm, but he has managed to keep his campaign promises better than most politicians, and the dire predictions of his worst critics have largely failed to come to pass (perhaps by the grace of God).

As someone who started off mocking and fearing him before learning to respect him for what he is, I hope and pray that the president concedes in statesmanlike fashion at the proper time, with his head held high. And may God bless him, and the United States of America.

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 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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