This morning we learn the moron in charge of America, and as a consequence leading the rest of us to disaster, has admitted he takes an unauthorised and dangerous drug, presumably with the sole intent of proving he was right all along, and the rest of the scientific community was wrong.
It says even more about this narcissistic would-be dictator that not only is he trying to out-muscle China in typical bully-boy fashion, but he’s deliberately threatening the World Health Organization to do so. Today, he stated he may well take America out of the WHO altogether, if it doesn’t fall into line with his demands (though what those demands are is still uncertain, and it’s highly likely Trump has no more idea of the details than anyone else). This, in a time of deadly pandemic.
While the rest of the world may breathe an enormous sigh of relief if he’s removed from office come November, it’s not at all certain he will be, given that many Americans (like the gentleman above) still think he’s the answer to all their problems.
Take a moment to consider the true implications of a statement made to CNN this morning by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi:
“He’s our president, and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and his, shall we say, weight group … morbidly obese, they say,” she said.
“He’s our President…” Quite obviously that’s all that matters to Pelosi. Never mind the damage he’s doing to his country and to the rest of the world. As her President it doesn’t matter that his arrogance and intransigence has led to thousands of unnecessary deaths, not just in America during the pandemic, where his refusal to acknowledge the danger of the virus, (“Oh, it’s just flu…”) for weeks after most other countries had gone into lockdown, but by his severe cut backs on foreign aid to poor countries, his wrecking of the Iran Nuclear Agreement, his total commitment to ‘America First’ and to hell with everyone else on this planet, his annihilation of US environmental regulations and, of course, his disdain for and refusal to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.
But all that doesn’t matter to Pelosi, and millions of Americans: “He’s OUR President.” He’s the President of the Great United States of America, the finest nation on earth. The one that every other country looks up to and respects, and reveres, and longs to emulate.
Well, not any more. Polls of European citizens show a severe drop in support for the United States. Experts agree the days when America led the world are over. It’s not just what Trump has done and continues to do. It’s that he was allowed to do it. He was voted into office democratically by the citizenry, an act that displayed a total lack of moral responsibility. It’s not just Donald Trump any more. It’s a betrayal of trust, to the world, by the people of America themselves.
The damage has already been done. Even if Trump loses the election in November and Joe Biden becomes the next president, it won’t really matter one iota. World leaders may give false smiles and try to patch things up with Biden, but the people of the rest of the world will not forgive the way Americans ditched their allies, stitched them up, and were happy to throw them to the wolves in their bid to ‘Make America Great Again’ and put ‘America First’.
He may be YOUR President, Speaker Pelosi, but he certainly is not ours.