( A tribute to Donald Trump )
(The irony is, even small countries who are backwards in technology, medicine and, economically depressed, have been able to control the pandemic effectively by good planning and self-discipline.)
(During Trump’s presidency, the term ‘POLITICAL BASE’ became very common. His political base was estimated to be about 40% of the population which he consistently tried to please to be assured of their support in election. He did that regardless of the detrimental consequences for the country.)
(George Floyd, a 46 year old black man died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer’s knee in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. The encounter, captured on video, incited large protests against police brutality and systemic racism in more than 150 American cities.)
(Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal”, in Ma2018. The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievements of former President Barak Obama finalized and approved by participant countries in 2015.)
(The U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement made on 12th December 2015 and enforced on 4th November 2016 – a legally binding international treaty on climate change adopted by 196 countries who committed to the goal to limit global warming to well below 1.5, preferably 2 degrees celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement is a landmark in the multilateral climate change process because, for the first time a binding agreement brought all nations into a common cause.)
(Donald Trump has made 20,000 false or misleading claims while in office, according to the Washington Post, which identified a “tsunami of untruths” emanating from the Oval Office. The paper’s Fact Checker column said Trump hit the milestone on 9 July, a day on which he delivered 62 such false claims.)
Trump has dismissed white nationalists as, quote, “a small group of people.” He has retweeted white nationalists. And a lot of the words, the fiery rhetoric he uses to describe immigrants and Muslims, are those of the far right groups. And authorities have concluded that right-wing violence is the deadliest, the most active form of domestic extremism.
Two months after the Nov. 3 election and as states have already cerified their votes, Trump is clinging to false notions of voter fraud. But others in his administration have already said the election was secure. Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department had seen no evidence of widespread fraud to overturn Biden’s margin of victory.