“Marine One Departs the South Lawn” | Photo by The White House via Creative Commons – CC PDM 1.0
The excellent news the Republic is alive; the bad news it won’t be led by Donald J. Trump. Undeniably, President Trump’s reign as POTUS from January 2017 was a great success save for the last ten months when his Presidency succumbed to an invisible enemy, the coronavirus; the summer unrests because of unfortunate civilian fatalities; the Fall Presidential elections marred by scandals and fraud.
The latter ultimately was the most difficult to accept because many of us, upwards of 75 million Americans who voted for the incumbent, felt cheated and robbed. The election victory was stolen away from the Trump campaign in the wee hours of the morning after Election Day when Donald Trump was leading comfortably in all tabulations the night before. A real likelihood that the votes would have gone for President Trump had state government executives, election officials, or election workers not being scrupulous in five or six contested states. Those 270 electoral votes or more would have been for President Trump and spared us of the trauma we experienced between November 3 and January 20, 2021.
“The excellent news the Republic is alive; the bad news it won’t be led by Donald J. Trump. Undeniably, President Trump’s reign as POTUS from January 2017 was a great success save for the last ten months when his Presidency succumbed to an invisible enemy, the coronavirus; …”
Even worse was the way they oversaw the contested elections in these critical states. On Wednesday, January 6, it culminated when more than a half-million Trump supporters from all corners gathered in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate to Capitol Hill lawmakers. They came to let them rethink about certifying the Electoral votes in Joe Biden’s favor and allowing more time to review the contested election results. Instead, it became a nightmare of an event when the Capitol Hill police could not prevent saboteurs from entering the Capitol building and destroying properties. Naturally, President Trump became the scapegoat for this breach of the Legislature, resulting in a warp-speed impeachment vote spearheaded by the newly minted 117th Congress led by the House Democratic majority together with a few renegade Republicans. The result: a second Trump impeachment in as many years.
As I watch President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their way out of the White House yesterday, January 20, I felt sadness in my heart. Gone will be the reassuring leadership of a President who gave its citizens reassurance that we are safe. American Presidential administrations come and go every quadrennial election cycle. And this time, that of President Trump’s administration had exited, prematurely, to make way for the newly inaugurated Biden administration to the delight of the Left, Progressives, Socialists, Wall Street, Big Tech Corporations, and, above all, the Print and Broadcast media. They all are decisively anti-Trump from the beginning of his term.
Our new POTUS, the 46th in our history, has already prescribed a different government from its predecessor. It will take a good deal of getting used to as, not surprisingly, the new plan lists a radical change in ideas leaning left of center and going back to policies inherent during the Obama presidency. We’ve seen it already in the first few Biden Executive orders signed yesterday reversing those imposed by the Trump presidency.
” … I expressed my willingness to support the Biden Administration and wish it a great success in this same column. After all, there is only one Commander-In-Chief and, you Joe Biden is it for the next four years.”
Our allies and friends rely upon the United States for leadership globally, which it has to maintain. Does going back to the Iranian nuclear deal make us and the world safer? Does appeasing the Chinese Communist Party make the world better trading partners and us? Does the abandonment of the Canada-US pipeline make us energy independent? And on and on and on.
As I wrote on November 9, 2020, I expressed my willingness to support the Biden Administration and wish it a great success in this same column. After all, there is only one Commander-In-Chief and, you Joe Biden is it for the next four years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George S. Trinidad is a retired former executive of a major wine and spirits marketer based in New York. He now lives in Celebration, Florida.