I was never a fan of Trump, especially on the personal level. Then again I’m no fan of Biden either. Nonetheless, there were many who honestly believed we were getting this miracle man (some refferd to him as the man of our time) as the new president, and with him a utopia to shortly follow (just listen to Don Lemon after Biden won).
But alas, a year later we have to look at the actual facts. Inflation at a 40 year high, COVID cases at record highs, the worst border situation ever, gas prices up 50%, political division, continuing higher levels of crime, etc. (I’m sure there’s things I’m forgetting.) So what happened to this miracle man with 50 years of experience in government, with the first first female and non-white vice president (two incredible achievements in and of themselves), with an incredible cast of highly educated people to encompasses this administration?
PS - My main motivation here is to point out the limited efficacy of a president to have real substantial positive impact in the lives of most Americans.
The thing I feared most with Trump was his desire to remove anyone who did not agree with him or were not loyal to him. in every case he replaced those people with many who were not qualified for the job and allowed him to impose his will. His America first plan made America alone. He alienated us with some of our most loyal international partners. And in the global economy we have this was not a good thing. And I would be very concerned if he decided to remove or diminish our involvement in NATO. He really didn’t seem to grasp why we keep our military in certain international positions.
There’s a silly game we play here where anything that happens prior to January 20, 2021 is on Trump and anything that happens after that date is attributed to Biden. Nuance, externalities, and ongoing trends cannot be taken into account.