HAS TRUMP FINALLY LOST HIS MARBLES?
This is madness. He is damaging his country, this is turning the USA into a laughing stock worldwide. The World’s leading democracy being held ransom by a petulant loser whose refusal to accept an election result and digging his heels in, arguing he was “robbed” despite being unable to provide a shred of credible evidence, is utterly disgraceful and insults the Democratic credentials of the entire American population.
Yes it was close, very close in some States, but Joe Biden has won both in terms of the all important Electoral College and also the popular vote where Joe Biden is more that five million votes ahead. The election was over a week ago and still Trump refuses to concede defeat. Worse so intimidating is Trump that the entire Republican Party, with a few honorable exceptions, are willing to sit by and support Trump in his delusions.
The reason for that? Because while he will be out the White House shortly, he will not be out of American politics. Trump and Trumpism will remain a powerful force in the Republican Party and anyone with any future political ambitions dare not stand against his wishes. The more so if the rumours of him starting his own TV Channel are true.
The legacy of Trump’s closing campaign which hosted huge rallies all over the country with hundreds of thousands of people attending, ignoring social distancing and many refusing to wear masks is now resulting in record numbers of new infections, over 144,000 today as I write this article, over 65,000 in hospital. New records, Covid soaring in 45 different states. Covid and the poor control measures were a factor that helped cost him the election. His final rallies will have killed how many when the true figures emerge?
It is difficult for Biden, he needs access to particularly security information but also other Government departments as his interim team begin the process of taking control in January 2021. It is the height of irresponsibility for Trump to be blocking this. I find it outrageous that Trump’s State Department are not connecting calls coming In from World Leaders to President Elect Biden congratulating him on his election victory. This is petty, childish even, and do far more damage to Trump’s image than it does to Joe Biden,
Some questions. Is this a Trump tactic to extract a pardon in advance of the legal actions he is expected to be facing when he leaves office? If so I hope Biden refuses, this type of irresponsible behaviour must never result in any advantage to the wreckless clown.
Now the one thing I don’t hear often enough on US TV STATIONS is that this was all forecast, from Trump’s own statements BEFORE the election. He planned in advance to create this story about election “fixing” long before a single vote was cast. Yet still a week after the election he still has failed to come up with any credible examples. Republicans have launched numerous court actions in numerous states, all with the same result, they have all been dismissed.
He must concede and work constructively to ensure a smooth transition. Anything else and I hope the new President is not slow to take retribution once he is installed as the new President in January. The World is watching Mr Trump, it’s time for you to show some sense and dignity and stop this ridiculous charade immediately, it is badly harming the country you promised to honour and defend.
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland
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Footnote For those living abroad
Great celebrations in Scotland last night after our national football team qualified for our first major competition in the last 22 years. Exceptionally good performance and well deserved. We are rewarded with a first game in the tournament against England at Wembley. It is expected this may attract a lot of people watching it on TV. There is however no guarantee the match will be shown on FREE to watch TV AS FOR EXAMPLE LAST NIGHT WHEN SCOTLAND WAS PLAYING THEIR CRUCIAL QUALIFIER IN SERBIA NEITHER BBC SCOTLAND OR SCOTTISH TELEVISION SHOWED THE GAME LIVE. Sky Television, normally pay TV, did make it free for their cable and satellite customers. SCOTTISH TELEVISION SHOWED THE LIVE FRIENDLY BETWEEN ENGLAND AND IRELAND INSTEAD!. And they wonder why we don’t like being governed from London?