I guess this is worth saying, for the record.
Just ‘cos he’ll be President of the United States of America, I owe Donald Trump no more respect or deference than I did before. Which is less than zero.
And it is sad but true that the office of President of the United States of America – a great and honorable position in a great and honorable republic – is demeaned and disgraced by the fact that Donald Trump will hold that office.
And while he holds it, the office deserves no more respect or deference than required by maintenance of public order…and maybe not even that much. It depends on what the holder does.
While the phrase “Salute the rank, not the man” is a nice general rule, there are exceptions. This is one. Of course the same is true in lots of countries. Here, for instance. very much not as much as in the USA, but still true.
And even if Donald Trump doesn’t do the things he promised, it’s the things he said that forever damn him.