It is time to move on and get behind the president-elect

by George S. Trinidad
George S. Trinidad

While Joe Biden is the presumed president-elect, as of this writing, let us not forget that this announcement was proclaimed by news organizations and, thus, not official. Besides that President Trump has not yet conceded. There are legal avenues that the Trump campaign is pursuing as lawsuits are placed in several battleground states (Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina) that could possibly swing the election results back to President Trump’s favor. However long this takes prior to “Safe Harbor” deadline as defined in the US Code (3 U.S.C. par. 5), which provides “… that if election results are contested in any state…” then the election in this state is not conclusive. This means that such a state “…has to enact procedures to settle controversies over … electoral votes…” and require the governor to send a certificate “…describing the form and manner by which the determination was made …”. This date falls on December 8, 2020. The last time there was a contested election happened 20 years ago when Al Gore contested the election result in Florida taking 37 days before he eventually conceded to George W. Bush.

“Today, I feel Joe Biden will eventually be declared the winner and become the 46th President of the United States, sad to say, simply because the odds are against the Trump team to prevail.”

As a private citizen whose ear is on the ground during this explosive election year, I was certain, until election day plus two, that President Trump will serve another 4 years. Today, I feel Joe Biden will eventually be declared the winner and become the 46th President of the United States, sad to say, simply because the odds are against the Trump team to prevail. Accordingly, I declare for my own peace of mind, that it is time to move on and get behind the president-elect and wish him well.

From the very beginning of President Trump’s term he faced a great deal of opposition from the biased press, the deep state (holdover bureaucrats in the government) and many more who did not like an outsider taking over the reins of government. We know this with constant reminders we get about the 450-mile long border wall; Russia collusion; the Mueller investigation; the whistleblower reports about the Ukraine telephone conversation that led to Trump’s impeachment; the legal troubles of Trump’s close aides confidants; and, of late, the pandemic.

But very little is said about President Trump’s many accomplishments among which were the eradication of ISIS, the elimination of two major terrorists (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassem Solemeini), bringing home US troops from the Middle East and, above all, President Trump did not start a major conflict that may have resulted in more American troops being sent around the globe. Yes, he confronted China, as a president should, due to China’s unchecked reach beyond its territory. Many even feared that the US would be at war against North Korea or possibly Iran. Neither happened.

“President Trump’s other accomplishments brought prosperity to the nation in his almost four-year term. He brought unemployment to its lowest percentage in many decades; due to his economic policies the stock market reached their highest levels in all indices; …”

President Trump’s other accomplishments brought prosperity to the nation in his almost four-year term. He brought unemployment to its lowest percentage in many decades; due to his economic policies the stock market reached their highest levels in all indices; he helped in bringing back manufacturing industries from overseas (still ongoing); he initiated and achieved peace deals in the Middle East between nations formerly at war with Israel; during his term the US became an independent oil producing nation never again to be reliant from some adversary oil producing nations.

The Biden presidency, meanwhile, will likely reverse many of President Trump’s accomplishments to bring them in line with the Democratic Party’s platform of over-regulation and big government. Where will he get the money to pay for big government programs requiring huge expenditures especially when the socialist sector of his party insists on the Green New Deal? US industry workers will likely lose jobs when their industry moves to foreign countries once again. He will increase taxes to all Americans despite what he says will only affect the wealthy earning more than $400,000.

“I strongly hope that the incoming President Biden will be his own man and not be coerced by the leftist, socialist sector of his party. Already, the left-wing socialists are already vying for Cabinet positions in the new administration.”

Depending upon the makeup of the lower and upper houses of Congress he may or may not be checked by the Republican Party if the Democrats take control of both houses. If that were to happen it will spell doom for this country continuing the failed policies of the Obama Administration.

I strongly hope that the incoming President Biden will be his own man and not be coerced by the leftist, socialist sector of his party. Already, the left-wing socialists are vying for Cabinet positions in the new administration. More importantly, in case Biden cannot complete his term, I hope a Vice President Harris will step up in the tradition of the late Harry S. Truman, himself a former senator before becoming vice president, when he ascended to the presidency after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s death.


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.

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1 comment

Kem Balani December 19, 2020 - 11:17 am

George Trinidad has succinctly written his views. With the many points he has clearly and beautifully written in this brief but concise piece, I believe there are three that are most important. The first is that if the 2020 election results showed a clear-cut win for Joe Biden, there will be no dissension from conservative news media, and there will have already been a concession statement from Trump right after Biden had received the necessary 270 electoral votes. We as voters have an obligation to personally look at the evidence presented by President Trump, instead of merely believing what our major news media (most of which are Left-leaning) have presented to us. The second point is that we must look deeply into the motives by which our major pro-Democrat Party-leaning news media are guided. And third is that we as citizens must always be on guard on what is presented to us by our news (not opinion) media: we must always verify the truth. I learned a long time ago in my first professional News Writing 101 class at the Institute of Mass Communication in the University of the Philippines that some of the important principles that news writers need to be guided by are: absence of opinion, balance, facts, fairness, and most important, truth.

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