Some of us here at the Cat have been subject to juvenile abuse because we dared call out Trump as the Emperor with no clothes. That’s water off a duck’s back for me, if your intellectual capacity to argue is limited to writing profanities and you’re unable to string together a cogent argument.
Like it or not, Trump lost the election, and his behaviour since November has been increasingly appalling as he defiled his office, culminating in the riot on 6 January.
It didn’t have to be that way. Trump did accomplish a number of things along the way – the Iranian deal, the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, tax simplification, re-balancing the courts etc.
Yet his rusted on supporters cannot understand why so many voters hardened their views against Trump to the point that he was turfed out of office.
If Trump was so good – as his advocates claim – he should have built upon his support base and attracted new voters. If he was so good, he had four years to win in a landslide.
But he didn’t. He couldn’t, because his character is not compatible with being a great US President. Instead he alienated so many people, motivating them to turn out in vast numbers on election day.
He has trashed his legacy. He has given the US leftist government which will now unwind the positive measures that happened under his administration.
He has no legacy, except violence, separatism and anger. Unless you call the leftward swing in US politics a legacy – I certainly don’t.
So please conspiracy theorists, don’t go on about the deep state and the swamp and 5G causing brain meltdown. Trump had the power of the presidency for four years and squandered it. He did not deserve to be president because he did not act presidential. He had an opportunity to make long-term improvements to the US economy and governance and failed to make them stick. Because he did not bring the people along with him. Shame on Trump and shame on the boosters that have now bequeathed the world a shambles of a Republican party and a resurgent Democratic party.