respect need not be earned, it cannot be lost, it is an aspect of me that I give to someone else. It has nothing to do with the person I give it to. It is the bare minimum I am willing to give to my worst enemy. It is a measure of me not them and it starts and ends at the maximum level I can muster.
Trust on the other hand can be created and destroyed, on an individual and collective basis based on past actions and for something truly new, it starts at none