Like many others, I was concerned about Trump's temperament. He seemed overly brash, bombastic and rude. I didn't like how he labeled people, even his fellow Republicans, with derogatory names such as "Little Marco," Lying Ted," "Low-Energy Jeb" and so on.
With the advantage of hindsight, however, I now see that the temperament of a combative, New York businessman was just what was needed. With political perversion and corruption so deeply embedded in Washington, D.C., a businessman from Queens who had spent years battling corrupt New York politicians, the Mafia and other competitive businesspeople was exactly what was needed at this time in history. A "nice" person would never do.
In Scripture, the people whom God used were not always "nice." John the Baptist was rough and uncouth in both his appearance and his mannerisms. He used harsh language, even calling the proud religious leaders of his day a "brood of vipers" and warning them to flee from the coming wrath of God (Matt. 3:7-10). Yet he was the one chosen by God to announce the coming of the Messiah to the earth.
I am not comparing Trump with John the Baptist or Jesus, but merely making the point that in a sinful and fallen world, "niceness" is not always the most needed and desirable characteristic.