Trust is Owned by the People and Not by the Leadership.
One great thing about our republic is that ultimately all elected officials are accountable to the electorate. Public opinion matters greatly. Social media spreads information at the speed of electrons and fingers.
Be happy or sad or anxious or gleeful there is nothing permanent. All actions can be modified.
Our most significant risk is reputational risk. When we lose our reputation it takes a long time to build it back up, if ever.
Trust is something owned by the people and not by the leadership.