Pundits Have Wrongly Predicted His Demise Before. But This Virus May Finally Bring Him Down
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted April 20th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Way back in late February – what seems like a decade ago now – when the known cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and New York State were still very few, and yet when anyone who was paying attention knew that a pandemic that would spell serious suffering was coming was rapidly coming our way, a friend of mine in Buffalo, N.Y. said this –
“It is terrible to think that it might take a disaster like this to get rid of this monster.”
The “disaster” my friend in Buffalo was talking about was the coming of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and “the monster” was, and still very much is Donald Trump.
Sad to report (and it certainly doesn’t say very much for literally millions of Americans who have been okay with marching to the gates of hell with Trump over the past four or five years since he announced his reality show run for the presidency), it appears that my friend may be right.
Trump could lie up a storm about anything he wanted, say just about any degrading or disgusting thing he wanted about women, minority groups, the news media, political critics or just about any other individual group, praise autocrats and tyrants, abroad, insult and alienate long-time allies like Canada and France, tear children away from their moms and put them in cages, and on and on.
And yet, even with all of that, the the same hard-core tens-of-millions of Americans would continue to pack his rallies and cheer him on.
But this virus may finally have awakened enough Americans to the realization that Trump’s reality TV remake of Dante’s Inferno is not what you want for leadership when everything you ever worked for, including your life and those of your loved ones, is on the line.
That leads inevitably to a brand new campaign ad from the presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, and one of probably many others like it to come.
You can click on the screen immediately below to watch it –
If Joe Biden remains healthy and can just go on being a good, steady, sound-minded, plain-taking Joe, and enough Americans, including all of the Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders supports out there, get behind him and vote, he might very well rid his country and the world of this highly dangerous clown.
And to harken back to what my friend in Buffalo said, what a terrible shame that it takes something as destructive and deadly as a global pandemic to – most hopefully – finally do his reign of terror in.
For the sake of the whole world, the November U.S. federal elections cannot come soon enough.
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