if we interpret Trump’s banishment from the White House as a repudiation of the views that brought him to power, then we will miss the important fact that these views continue to exist without Trump––he is a symptom, not a disease. Nice read.
The Orange man did nothing to unify the country. He caused and encouraged division at every opportunity. He was a trouble maker and a manipulator. His leadership took the country to a whole new level of open racism and hate of fellow Americans. The WH was run by the drumpf and trump-puppets. Like the Mafia running the country.
I fucking knew all that from the beginning of Trump, I even predicted we'd get someone like him and we'll get someone even worse in four years. That is, unless we get a presidential candidate from either a third party or, very unlikely, the Dems, that is an economic progressive. Biden or Harris won't cut it, but neither the DNC, the party establishment pols, or the loyal voters of the Dem Party seem to get it or even care if they do get it. Remember this in four years if we are all still on this site. Biden and democracy in America, what's left of it, lucked out big time this time around as if Covid hadn't happened, then Trump would have won easily.
Is it really any surprise that half of the U.S. electorate can be suckered into voting a fascist moron into the highest office in the land? The Trump era was a close call, which we still aren't done with. What happens when a smarter, craftier Mussolini wannabe comes along?
His original election showed us how flawed our method of selecting a president is. You know, again.
I'm always surprised people think Trump created this "movement". Trump has never created anything original in his life, all he does is find a vein to exploit then rides it into the dirt.