“They who sow the wind shall reap the storm.”
On November 8, 2016, in an earthshaking upset Donald Trump wrestled the American presidency away from Secretary Hillary Clinton and became the 45th president of the United States.
Americans opted for bigotry instead of sanity.
For many people around the world, the results of this toxic election bear a frightening similarity to January 1933 when a fiery populist was appointed chancellor of Germany.
Few people then believed that the toothbrush mustachioed firebrand would actually do what he promised during his electoral campaign, but to the world’s ever greatest sorrow he did.
Just like the German Kanzler, Donald Trump’s promises are not just idle campaign rhetoric. He means what he said about Women, Mexicans, Planned Parenthood, Gun Control, Climate change, etc. and it is not the sycophants around him who are going to restrain his worst tendencies.
Donald Trump, the Republican messiah, has sown the seeds of discord in the land and this antagonism won’t magically disappear but increase after he enters the White House.
Under his watch, are we to become another country where the press is going to be muzzled and dissidents thrown in jail or assassinated?
With a Republican majority in the Senate (51/47) and in the House (222/155) we have everything to fear.
The world was thrilled when in 2008, overcoming its racist past, America chose a smart, decent African American to be the leader of the free world.
Today, the West is stunned that the same America picked a vulgar, notoriously unhinged bully to dictate the policies of the United (?) States.
At end of his 2nd term Barack Obama’s Presidential Job Approval Ratings are 53%
At the end of his 2nd term George H.W. Bush Final approval ratings were 22% (January 16, 2009)
What are Donald Trump’s approval ratings going to be after 100 days in office or at the end of his first term?
A very interesting question.