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U. S. Presidential election

Humans are such a curious lot aren't they? Here are the big-city populations of the U.S. doing the same thing with President Trump, that the Brits did with Sir Winston at the end of "The Big War".

It seems that the more stellar performance that a politician gives, the faster his opposition builds until they throw him out at the earliest opportunity.

At the risk of sounding like a sour-grapes naysayer, I'm predicting that within a couple of years, a lot of folks in the U.S. will know what a hand-basket is!

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10th Nov 2020 09:57:21 (Last activity: 11th Feb 2021 16:02:45)
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I take it this is directed at me?

Everything he promised? Not quite -

He has also managed to reduce America's global image to a shambles, insulting a number of US allies whilst snuggling up to dictators. Other failures include his response to George Floyd's murder and the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, typifying his record on race relations and white supremacy. The continuing incarceration of over 500 children without their parents. Withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. No replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation and as for the COVID-19 pandemic and his "almost criminal" response to it.....

But the excellent news is that he lost and he will get his comeuppance.

Thank you and I wish you a nice day as well!
Response from Streudal made on 11th Feb 2021 16:02:45
just don't understand how anyone can support Trump - people seem to ignore his lies and evasions and downright idiocy ....bleach medicine.....come on - and thats without his attitude to women.
Leadfoot82 Original Poster
9th Nov 2020 19:41:42
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The man did everything that he promised to do, did he yell, bully and lie to get it done? Idk& Idc, I watched the loud-mouth, ego-centric New Yorker get things done! Oh, and I've got your "well-documented" right. Have a nice day!
9th Nov 2020 19:12:36
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Trump is a misogynistic, bigoted, racist liar - all well documented in Europe and the US. It took him 827 days into his presidency to top 10,000 false and misleading claims, an average of 12 claims a day. Currently, there are more than a dozen investigations and civil suits underway involving him, including abuse of power, hushing up money payments, obstructing justice and false insurance and tax claims. So far he has been protected by Presidential privilege, but soon that will no longer apply and there is every likelihood that prosecutors will go after him. He could be looking at an endgame even more perilous than the one confronted by Nixon.

Based on Internal Revenue Service transcripts of Trump’s tax returns from 1985 to 1994, the New York Times reported that Trump’s core businesses racked up losses of more than a billion dollars in a ten-year period. During 1990 and 1991, the story said, Trump’s losses were so large that they “were more than double those of the nearest taxpayers in the I.R.S. information for those years.”

The world is a safer and better place without him.
7th Nov 2020 23:32:58
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How right you are in the generalia. Yet I would point out that Churchill was first and foremost a war leader and proved quite without skill or artifice in peacetime. He just had to be replaced immediately after the war; the pity for us all was that his successor, Attlee, was a politician without original policies thus he needed to poach Churchill's declared plans for peacetime. Never the less, the Brits weathered him as we weathered the war. And we weathered an elderly and infirm Churchill for a second term. No, he was not a peace time leader.

Surely the main attribute of Trump is that he's not of the political establishment; an outsider, a successful businessman and a wily old fox he stands against the Deep State and has proved to be a lesson for some people in Great Britain. From this side of the Pond he's done a good job and without needing to fight for a third term he would have had such freedoms to so change the U.S. into his own likeness. That could have been a good thing for us all.

Western peoples fear the rise of China and yet still we buy Chinese goods. So far they're the only state to make a profit out of Covid. Our leaders kow-tow to Peking. But there's only one leader with the guts to take China to task - Trump.

Perhaps that's what many Americans don't like about him - he gets things done, one way or another. That point serves to highlight something not heard in the wall to wall coverage of your presidential elections. Yet he did establish an important precedent - the re-siting of the American Embassy to Jerusalem, declaring that city to be Israel's capital.

But these past many years America is going the way of Britain. Since a day in May 1947 we quickly lost our Empire, the largest and most valuable ever seen. We broke faith with the God of Israel. Trump didn't break faith with Him ( I don't think he ever acknowledged God), but the American people have. America is now the seat of heresy and Godlessness. Little wonder its place on the world stage is diminishing. I say with some sadness, welcome to the British world.

Yes, people are a curious lot, you're quite right. They're so predictable. As Solomon said, what goes around comes around (according to translation).

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