Donald Trump

A review of my article on Donald J. Trump written on the eve of the 2016 U.S. election, previewing this one

I shall attempt to briefly review the article I wrote on the eve of the last U.S. presidential election in 2016, and see how my expectations of candidate Trump compare with president Trump. It was difficult to understand why I titled it "There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly...". However, it didn't take me long to realise that I was in the phase of titling all my articles after Bible quotes. That didn't last long, sadly, but I might well pick it up again.

The quotes seem to have been directed at the U.S. bishops, for their attempts to muddy what should have been quite a clear option between a candidate who professed a preference for very many good things and had no intrinsic evils in his campaign platform, and one who promised all sorts of intrinsic evils in her campain, with none of the goods that Trump had.

Everything I wrote about Hillary Clinton applies equally to Joe Biden, except with Biden we have the extra scandal of him being Catholic. He is, of course, not Catholic in any meaningful sense, but as he has not been excommunicated and was baptised Catholic, we have to live with the fact that he can identify as such, as indeed can Bergoglio. That is what makes both Biden's and Bergoglio's preferences for perversions and evils that much more condemnable, and damnable.

In the article was a list of top 10 reasons to vote for Donald J. Trump. He won the elections, as it turned out. I rather expected him to do it, and truth be told I am even more confident that he will win it this time, once again defying the polls which seem even more fake this time than they did the last. As little enthuasiasm as there was for Clinton, there virtually none for Biden. At least she had the novelty of being the first female presidential candidate. With Biden, all they can muster is "At least he's not Trump." I do not dismiss that those who hate Trump do it fervently, but it is difficult to see how it translates into waiting in line possibly for hours, and possibly in the rain, in order to vote for a man one more than likely finds distasteful. In just over a day or so, we shall see if the disgust for Trump among the anti-Trumper's translates into votes for creey Joe and his ghoulish running mate.

For full disclosure, I must preface this by writing that I am not a particularly big fan of Donald Trump, though I do find him amusing. I am definitely not a NeverTrumper, but nor am I an AlwaysTrumper. I am, however, a NeverBiden, and cannot fathom what would ever possess me to vote for a man as morally distasteful as Biden. In other words, I think I can offer a relatively dispassionate analysis of Trump's record.

So, what will follow is a walk-through of my 10 points with grades on how right I was compared to Donald Trump's actual record. Given Trump's erratic nature and lack of interest in details, it can be difficult to know just how much blame or credit we can give him for his record. Still, he appoints his underlings and signs off on the checks, the bombings and the priorities. His record belongs to him, and if nothing else, it allows us to see where his priorities lie, whether he has met success in his endeavours or not.

The points will be in bold text, with the score next, and the analysis below. Mind you, this is an analysis of how I predicted, or thought I understeood, candidate Trump's versus how president Trump has actually done. Of course, my analysis has do do with his campaign pledges, so it cannot be entirely divorced from what he actually pledged, but still, it is not a grade of how president Trump has succeeded versus some impeccable standard of perfection.

1. Donald Trump  is not a career politician. He is a man who has built a fortune on hard work and taking risks, and done a good job at it. In fact, he has managed doing what I would argue 99.999% of the world wants to do in a much better way than 99.999% of the world has managed. (7/10)

More of a statement of fact than anything else and hardly gradeable. I would define a career politician as someone willing to do anything and rid himself of any principle to get to the very top, regardless of whether it is good for his country or not. That would score a 0, so 7/10 means I think Trump has not behaved as a career politican would. Sadly, however, on many of the big decisions - big banking, military-industrial complex, continuing wars - he has toed the line of the political schemers.

He has still managed to incur the wrath of many of the right people, and often by being unconventional, so I'll give him a pretty high grade and conclude that I was right in claiming that he didn't behave as a career politican.

2. The man seems genuine. When he speaks, one gets the impression that he means what he says, and not that he is saying it because pollsters told him it would be good to do so. (5/10)

If Trump had not shut the country down in March, he would probably have got an 8 on this point. However, shutting down a country on account of a 'pandemic' he obviously did not believe was going around simply because he thought it more politically expedient to do so will in many ways come to become his defining moment - at least of his first term, if he should lose the re-election bid.

The one good thing about Trump is that he is not a particularly convincing liar when reading off a script. It has therefore been quite easy...

I for one was glad when Donald Trump 'got' Covid-19

So, it's about 4 weeks since Donald Trump 'got' Covid-19 and recovered from it within 3-4 days. Actually, the official narrative is that he tested positive for Covid-19 (and there is no reason to disbelieve that). As for what he had and didn't have, I dare not speculate. In any case, when he tested positive I was quite happy about it.

Of course, many leftists were very happy about it too, and wished that Trump would succumb to it. I was happy for entirely other reasons and never was I worried that Trump would succumb to Covid-19, a virus , which if it exists, has probably killed nobody in the 1 year that it has been around (according to the official narrative). Certainly, it is difficult to claim that it has killed anyone since escaping from Wuhan, and at this point everybody should be questioning what exactly was going on in Wuhan, because if it was a virus then it is not the same one that left Chinese shores. Let-s not get side-tracked: Wuhan conspiracies will have to take a backseat for now...

Anyway, I was happy because I was convinced that Trump 'getting' Covid-19 (actually, only testing positive) would help us get out of this hoax. When Trump actually checked into the hospital though, I was concerned for a while, but not on account of Covid-19. What worried me was that it was a perfect opportunity to get rid of Trump, perhaps through an experimental medication which led to unexpected complications. The U.S., as anybody who has followed it over the past 15 years has see, is a deeply corrupt country, and I don't put it past the power brokers to get rid of a sitting president through medical malpractice.

As it turned, out he survived the whole thing, so perhaps the U.S. is not as corrupt as I thought it was, or perhaps the powerbrokers deem Trump useful or whatever else; it doesn't matter. I suppose it was a good thing that he was taken into hospital, because it made the show a bit grander. Furthemore, it helped drown out Bergoglio's Tutti Frutti encyclical, or Fratelli Tutti as he has called it, since much of the world was occupied with the circus of Donald Trump's Covid-19 hospitalisation, and what a circus it was! When he 'recovered' it seemed the leftists were even angrier with him for it.

It certainly helped his campaign, I thought: "Now he will never have to wear a mask again", I found myself thinking. That was indeed one big positive from this as, apart from his flight back to the White House and the funeral of the hideous Ginsburg, I have not seen him in a mask since, and really there is no reason for him to wear one since he has recovered from it and is basically immune. But then again, the Covid-19 handlers tell us that one can be re-infected with Covid-19, which in a sane world would be proof that the tests are fake, but this is no a sane world anymore - and hasn't been for a long time.

On the horrible Ginsburg woman: The leftists, of course, largely wished that Trump would die from Covid-19, which some of the non-leftists claimed was distasteful. I found this attitude by those on the 'right' hypocritical. How many non-leftists, after all, had not long desired the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? I certainly did, and I am not ashamed to admit it. The difference, of course, is that those not on the left do not typically proclaim their death wish in public, something leftists seem to do with gay abandon, for reasons I am likely to never understand. Perhaps they are under the opinion that appearing hate-filled is a good thing, and in their circles it has to be, since they do seem to compete on who has the most narcissistic rage going. 

The most amazing thing watching these leftists gleefully mock Trump for 'catching' Covid-19  was the notion that somehow Covid-19 would be deadly to a man who has the best medical care available to him. It is as though the past 1 year of Covid-19, with millions of positives  and allegedly only something more than 1.2 million deaths meant nothing. Mind you, these 1.2 million deaths include motorcycle accidents and probably not a few bullets to the head, and these numbers have not made a dent into the expected number of deaths ordinarily! I'll not even get into the absurdity of them excoriating Trump for not wearing a mask, as if a cloth on your face can prevent you catching a virus! These people really do believe their own lies, one has to conclude, or they go all-in with the lies.

It is only 3 days to the 2020 election and I have no doubt that Trump testing positive for Covid-19 helped him. He can now speak from personal experience - which voters typically like -, and as he urged people after leaving hospital, he has shown that this 'disease' or 'illness', or whatever it is, should not "dominate your life". It is certainly a positive message, and one which I hope will resound in more people than that of the 'dark winter' promised by Biden and his cohorts.

Indeed, death can be a great reliever, as in the case of the odious Ginsburg. Many of us wish that death will relieve us of Bergoglio, and have been doing so for quite a while, which absent a miraculous conversion is the only way out of this nightmare of a pseudo-pontificate. In Trump's case, he did not meet death, fortunately, nor was he under any threat. It has certainly helped the case against medical martial law that the most high-profile person in the world  - who was in the alleged risk group, elderly and overweight - got it and 'recovered' quickly. The downside is that Trump has turned himself into an ad for the medicine he claims helped him recover, but...


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