This morning I switched on the news with trepidation and it turned out the feeling of trepidation was not unwarranted. Reporting on last night’s debate between Trump and Biden was flabbergasting to watch. It was a clusterf—, really awful, and I cringed to see even snippets of it. Really, how do you shut up a bully that is the current US president? The man doesn’t know how to debate an issue, he can only shout and interrupt and rant. There was a repeat of the whole debate on CNN and after seeing news coverage on Dutch TV and on the BBC, I could only take about three minutes of the repeat before deciding to switch it off and spare myself even more seething anger than I already feel towards Donald Trump. I have two take-aways from this:
1: Confirmation yet again (how many times do we need to see this confirmed?) that Donald Trump is a racist, endorsing and emboldening racist, neo-Nazi organizations…
2: The man is a bully and after only watching clips here and there of the debate, I totally agree with Joe Biden here… I so do not like name-calling but really, what else was there left to do than ask Trump to just shut up? Maybe the moderator could’ve had the Trump microphone cut off when it wasn’t his turn to talk but I guess that doesn’t make for sensationalist TV.
I literally feel like I am witnessing the collapse of the US here. How sad and awful is that? I was talking to my brother in London over the weekend and he was telling me too that, like my own teenage kids, my 16 year old niece is also completely disillusioned with the US. A racist bully in the White House is responsible for that.
How can anyone even endorse such an openly racist man as the current US president? How can 40% (or more) of Americans still stand with this guy? There is always a basic extremist percentage that will support a hate monger but 40%? Really? After last night, I hope the Trump approval ratings plummet but I don’t think they will, I even think he has a real chance of getting re-elected and I just don’t understand it. This man has to be stopped! Vote him out.
I probably shouldn’t post all of this but I can’t not do it; it’s the only thing I feel I can control and contribute in a world that feels like it’s spinning out of control. The standing of the US in the world is crumbling further and further and will continue to do so if Trump stays on for another 4 years creating even more chaos before the US implodes completely, leaving a dangerous vacuum. So, to anyone who can: vote this man out in very clear and unmistakable numbers and vote Joe Biden, the decent guy with constructive plans who does listen to experts, in!
This was my rant. Over and out.