I think this is the best place to pick-up the conversation we started in another thread. Candidly, I’m concerned you don’t want to share your name, but let’s see where this goes. To remind you, I specifically asked if you’d be interested in having “an intelligent conversation about Mr. Trump.”
I don’t want to go into policies and platforms, right versus left, Republican versus Democrat, conservative versus liberal — in fact, labels that generalize and assume everyone in a group shares the sames positions don’t interest me and undermine a civil dialog. I want to know how specific people think about specific topics; so you represent you, and I’ll represent me.
That said, I am also a Christian; so I’m particularly interested in how you’ve rationalized Mr. Trump’s non-Christian behavior. Actions observed by people of all political persuasions suggest Mr. Trump doesn’t embrace the Christian principles I value that I also believe are necessary traits of the leader of the free world. Please give me your take on these two specifically:
1. Honesty — (a) in his books, he admits to stretching the truth; (b) he’s the world’s most famous birther and pushes conspiracy theories; (c) his fact-checking failures are historic, and (d) he’s been sued and settled many times for misrepresentations in business.
2. Living a Moral Life — (a) he claims the Bible is his favorite book but can’t recall a favorite passage; (b) by his own admission, he’s an adulterer and philanderer; (c) his objectification of women is lore (again, his own words); and (d) he’s demonstrated a penchant for grudge-holding and revenge.
I look forward to your response.