If it wasn’t for Trump there would be no Republican Party and Hillary Clinton would be President of the United States. No one would have beaten her. George W. Bush was terrible! Against his father’s advice he got us involved in the Iraq War. There were never any WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction) it was all a big lie! How does a Judeo-Christian country (America) get involved in a Muslim, Sunni and Shiite conflict? After three days when we saw there were no WMD’s why didn’t we just leave? George W left office amid the beginning of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. It can be argued that this crisis wasn’t his fault, but it doesn’t bode well for the party in office.
After these disasters, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. His stand against the war in Iraq and his thoughtful financial policy decisions propelled him against the powerful Clinton machine. Incredible!
Now Donald Trump comes up with this “birther thing.” Obama was not entitled to be President because he was born in Kenya and was not a U.S. citizen. That Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim. Finally, Obama produced his birth certificate and Trump said it was a fake.
Trump was calling Barack Obama a low life. No! Not exactly! But the message was clear. He referred to Barack Obama the President of the United States as a second- class citizen.
Then Trump started talking about the failure of the Obama immigration plan. He said these people coming from Mexico and especially El Salvador were rapists and members of the criminal gang MS-13. Trump spoke of changing this policy by letting people apply for entry into America in their own countries first. Furthermore, a ban on immigrants from Muslim countries was essential in stopping domestic terrorism. These immigration policies were not only sensible but appealed to many people in the southern states. Right wing extremist and militia groups felt the same way. This group of people never voted, and that’s because they never had a voice. But now, in Donald Trump they had one. Donald Trump was responsible for signing up more Republicans than any other candidate.
Trump talked about the trade deals we made with other countries were not in our best interests and he would renegotiate them. The European Union failed to contribute their share of the defense budget to NATO and this needed to be addressed. Trump said he would run this country like a business and Make America Great Again. Trump said politicians were either too corrupt or too inept to do the job the right way.
The opposition candidate was Hilary Clinton. Hilary had this email controversy surrounding her and Trump made fodder of it by calling her “Crooked Hilary.” Trump had a way of giving someone a nickname that went to the very core of a person. Top this off with the fact that eleven days before the election, James Comey goes on television and says he has new information on the Clinton emails and he will re-start the investigation. The statement from James Comey was so caustic that even Paul Ryan came out for Trump. Donald Trump went on to become the 45th President of the United States. Hillary! Some things just weren’t meant to be.
My personal opinion is that Trump thought Joe Biden was such a low life, the only way he could lose is if the election were rigged or stolen from him in some way. I prefer to call it a delusion and not a lie because Trump really thinks he won! It doesn’t matter! Because, the first rule of politics is that the truth is only what you can get people to believe. If people believe something to be the truthful, it becomes fact by reason of its acceptance!
This is the Republican Party of Trump. He rebuilt the Republican Party and it appears that powerful voices, like Kevin McCarthy and Lindsey Graham are coalescing around him. Look at the way they booed Mitt Romney! They downgraded Liz Cheney because she refused to get on board.
This is a powerful strategy! Especially, if they can pick Joe Biden apart on any misstep or policy failure. If they can win back the House of Representatives in 2022 then the gamble has paid off.
After that I can see a Trump, DeSantis ticket in 2024. Why not? Joe Biden might not run and a lot can happen between now and then.