From Contributor: Errol McLeish
Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, has lost the election. The world can now breathe a sigh of relief that a man who has defied convention and was inept at governance, pretty soon, will no longer be the leader of the mightiest country in the world.
Relieved, a potential second term in office for Trump was averted, by way of the ballot, to prevent further harm and damage to the United States and America’s allies.
That, no doubt, will be a part of his legacy. Trump’s ascendence to the United States’ presidency can only be described as an experiment gone wrong.
He was elected primarily because he was not a career politician and voter apathy in the political process and politicians was at its highest. Another crucial factor was that voters were faced with choosing between two flawed candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Tred of corrupt politicians, they hoped he would be working for and on behalf of the people. Instead, they got a grotesque version of their expectation.
Trump was certainly not the run of the mill politician. In fact, by his admission, he was never a politician. He tried selling himself as different from career politicians, who often spoke out of two sides of their mouths and could not be trusted.
They were tired of politicians who implemented policies that benefited the wealthy and their lobbyists. He promised that he would drain the swamp, but instead, he perpetuated and epitomized the very concept of what the swamp is.
To top it all off, he questioned the electoral process’s integrity and those responsible for its operation and logistics. He was thrust into office, rather fortuitously. He was removed by some of the very people who had voted for him.
They became weary and tired of his abrasive, contentious, and combative approach to leadership.
Ultimately, his handling of the pandemic, may have been the straw that broke the proverbial Camel’s back.
The American people cannot entirely be blamed for making a bad choice in Donald Trump for their presidency; they honestly believed that the experiment of using an outsider would have produced a more favorable result. Instead, it was an utter disaster and potential threat to the democratic process they exemplified and hold sacred.
Errol Mc LeishEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ermarlii16
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