President Donald Trump salutes as he steps off Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump as he arrives Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is returning to Washington after spending Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Donald Trump was not my first choice as a candidate. In fact, in a supremely safe act of virtue signaling, I didn’t vote for him. This was the first presidential vote I’ve missed since I turned 18. I say “safe” because I live in Maryland and there was no doubt about what the outcome would be. Having said that, in the past year I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the volume of conservative things that have been accomplished. And while Trump’s personality is not my cup of tea, if one hews to the old maxim that the best mark of a man’s character is how he treats people who can’t help him, to a great extent Trump has shown more character than Obama and certainly more than Hillary Clinton ever did. (Note the network that is reporting this.)