President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech as his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump follow him during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump and #NeverTrump. Give Him Grace and Leeway.

Donald Trump won an election a lot of us were convinced he not only would not win, but one that he could not win. He proved us wrong. Those of us who did not support him now owe him the benefit of the doubt and a lot of grace. That does not mean he should not be held accountable for broken promises. But it does mean we should not nitpick everything he does and we should allow him to surround himself with those he wants.

Constantly bitching and whining about everything the President-elect does serves no purpose other than to make us less serious when it is time to actually hold him accountable. He is not a career politician and we should give him some allowance to make mistakes career politicians would never make.

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Erick Erickson

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