Goodbye and good riddance

Donald Trump has left the White House for the last time as President and is flying to Florida.

I was never a huge fan of the Donald, but he has done more damage to his country, his party and his own legacy in the last couple of months after losing the election than he did in the previous four years - and his ungracious refusal to attend his successor's inauguration is typical of this.

It  has been said of a number of people starting with Charles I that "Nothing in his life became him like the leaving of it."

Similarly nothing in Donald J Trump's presidency became him like the end of it.

But the first statement was a backhanded complement indicating that King Charles died well.

The second statement is no kind of complement and meant that the end of Trump's tenure in the most powerful office in the world bas been a disgrace.

The world  will now be investing a lot of hope in the Presidency of Joe Biden. He faces a sea of challenges. Those who voted for him, those who voted against him, and friends of America looking on from other countries must all hope he succeeds in meeting those challenges.


Jim said…
Whilst I was never really a fan of Trump either, I dont think its over, not by a long shot. I fear we will now see a lot of clamp downs on freedom and a hell of a lot of censorship and deplatforming to prevent another Trump. Ironically done in the name of "preserving democracy"
Chris Whiteside said…
"I don't think it's over"

Indeed - the Democrats are still determined to impeach him so that he can't stand for election again and do a Grover Cleveland.

Which I think would double the chances of a Trump candidate of some kind (possibly Ivanka) winning an election next time or the time after.

You're right about the danger of censorship and de-platforming in the name of "preserving democracy."

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