This is respect. It’s grudging respect but respect nonetheless.
“Trump became President of the United States with that speech.”
There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be fearful of him, mad at him. But that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period. And he did something extraordinary, and for people who have been hoping that he would become unifying, hoping that he might find some way to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment.”
“For people who have been hoping that he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often does, they should be a little worried tonight,” he continued. “That thing you just saw him do, if he finds way to do that over and over again, he’ll be there eight years.”