webeleafowners wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:01 am
Definetly hard to watch from abroad. But here he will always be known as the president representing unchecked violence, racism, hate, cronyism, complete incompetence and impunity. The biggest stunner up here is the widespread love and adoration for a president who represents these things. Lots of confused people shaking their heads up here right now.
We have lived about a quarter of our lives in the US. It’s hard to get a pulse on things when we are not actually there but from abroad it looks like this guy still has a ton of support. It’s definetly bewildering.
No disrespect meant to our American neighbours. The whole situation is just, well, foreign to us.
As someone who was born in the US has only ever resided in the US (have traveled to many countries though), I too am SMH about this. It blows my mind that it seems like about 1/3 (or a bit more?) of the country supports him. He shouldn't have the support of even 2% of the US population/voting adults, yet somehow he has a lot more...
I get that some people are "conservative" or vote Republican or have issues w/the Democratic party, its views, tendencies, spending, platform, etc. My parents tended to vote R (and seemed to be Reagan fans, for instance) but even my dad in the early days guessed that Trump would be impeached and sometimes talks to me about the utter chaos, lies, incompetence of Trump along w/the criminal cronies (e.g. Flynn, Manafort, Cohen, etc., more at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN25G1YU
) seems to work with. My dad's bewildered and to him, Trump's not even competent to be a city councilman.
Trump had the golden opportunity to handle COVID-19 properly which would've (unfortunately) made it more certain he'd be re-elected but he's totally bungled it and it seems mainly hardcore R and his cult followers think he's actually doing a good job in handling COVID-19. If they only would look at the facts (e.g. New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, etc.)
And, re: the racism, hate and violence, I agree with what General Mattis said (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/former- ... de-us.html
) “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us," Even GWB wasn't like this.