I have a friend who is no fan of Donald Trump but did express her view that it’s sad the “poor man” cannot accept defeat. She feels for him.
Sad? Yeah, I guess so… but to me, what is so sad and revealing is this: President Trump had an opportunity to unite his country after a fractious year (4 years?) of infighting. He could have demonstrated true leadership by taking the high road - the traditional path - contacting President-elect Biden to congratulate him, pledging his support in transitioning between governments, then turning to his supporters and saying, “The country has spoken. What is important now is to look beyond our differences and find the avenues to move forward as we continue to build the best country in the world.” Or words like that.
But no. Instead, the President of the United States of America cannot bring himself to accept a defeat. Sad? Sure. But foolishly, narcissistically, Trump has refused to concede, is spouting lies about fraudulent election shams, will not call Biden, and incites rambunctious goons among his supporters by telling the world, essentially, the U.S. is a banana republic with no means of ever holding a fair, democratic election!
Can there be any more shameful display than this?
And we wonder why the proletariat are fed up with politicians. At least they’ve had it with Donald Trump anyway.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden is 77 years of age. When he takes office, he’ll be 78. But as my 80-year-old friend George says, “80 is the new 50!” I for one am not worried about Mr. Biden’s age. He is what he is and we’ll see soon enough if there is any reason to be concerned. I for one am not. But maybe that’s because I’ve hit my 70s and wish for a self-fulfilling prophecy! And since Hillary got more votes than Trump, I'm also not worried about Kamala eventually running for the presidency. Go Kamala go!