Mitt Romney, former Republican Presidential nominee and incoming Senator from Utah, wrote an op-ed that was published on Jan. 1 attacking President Donald Trump’s character. On balance, I agree with a lot of what he’s saying. I’m just not sure it’s the right sentiment to share at the moment.

I don’t begrudge anyone for voicing his opinion. It is a free country (still), after all. But I do question Romney’s logistics.

Before Trump was elected President — before he even became his party’s nominee — I, too, questioned his character and behavior. To this day, I still believe his maturity is below the office of the presidency and rivals that of a fifth grader.

However, that’s not the most important quality that our country needs from its President right now.

Yes, I know how divided we are. I wish politics wasn’t so negative and polarizing. I pray relations become better and behavior more civil.

But we’re divided not because of language and behavior … rather, we’re fractured because of differing ideology and values.

President Trump has protected and advanced conservative and religious values more so than any president in quite some time. And for that reason alone, although I don’t condone all his behavior and speech, I support his work as the leader of our country.