Donald Trump; Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish

Donald Trump, Defeated US Prsident Donald Trump, Defeated US Prsident

The once God's own country, the world's superpower, the bastion of democracy, the dream of every child, leaders in technology, etc, has been reduced to a laughing stock by the 54th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump.

What is happening in America today is worse than scenes from a horror movie even in a banana republic, and certainly worse than the worst-case scenario of anything that could happen in any third world country.

Donald Trump has become the most ridiculed president in the history of America, he has reduced America to scorn and even in the dying embers of his presidency, he is refusing to go down quietly.

To become President of America is an honour and privilege few people will get, because you are not just the president of that diverse nation, but the president of the world.

It is said that, when America coughs, the world catches cold, the simple explanation to this statement is that, anything that happens in America, affect us all.

Almost every single country lost a citizen on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, often referred to as 9/11, when there was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States.

The whole world stood still, because every nation countered a dead body. America is home to every nation, which is why we all have an interest as to who governs that great nation.

We have more than cultural and historic reasons to be worried about the shenanigans instigated by president Trump and violent segments of his militias and supporters, because as I mentioned earlier, anything that happens to America, happens to all of us.

Since January 20, 2020, when he took the oath of office, Donald Trump, continued to seek to fan the embers of racial disharmony by trying to project his perceived racial polarity between Blacks and the White Supremacists onto the national stage.

Trump was not only a danger to himself, America, but a danger to Africa, and particularly to Ghana, and I say so with a heavy heart, especially after hearing him repeatedly make the claim that the election was being rigged for Joe Biden.

This is NOT the hallmark of a leader for a great nation.

Donald Trump, by every stretch of the imagination, has overstayed his welcome; he was able to survive impeachment, but not the thumb of the people.

A United States of America, has become Dis-United because of the actions and utterances of its leader. He was not a Commander-In-Chief, rather a Divider-In-Chief.

He was shameless and reckless, a president with everything at his disposal, including personnel and resource, chose to govern his country through tweet.

For over 200 years, the United States of America, has held itself as up as an arbiter of sorts for the democratic process around the world, sending monitors to polls, propping up democratic opposition and criticizing countries for rigging or undermining elections.

Today, this country's own democratic credentials have been ridiculed by a man, who came to power through the same process.

Joe Biden, has not only a country to unite, but an image to redeem. He has been left a divided country, with a bad image outside its shores. America must claim its pride of place and be once again become the source of hope and inspiration for other countries.

For Donald trump, posterity will not be kind to him, history will remember him as that president, who almost decimated the country.

He was square peg, in a round hole, he took four years, to destroy all that has been built for over 100 years.

No administration or President has witnessed the number of employees who had to resign or fired than the last four years under President Donald Trump.

The record-setting turnover rate in the Trump Administration has been noted in various publications. Several Trump appointees, including National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, have had the shortest service tenures in the history of their respective offices. Available statistics indicate that as of May 25, 2020, there have been 415 unique names dismissed and/or resigned.

Because of the high employee turnover, the White House was nicknamed the Revolving Door. The last person and perhaps the person who should have been the first to walk out the revolving door, was Donald Trump.

President Trump redefined diplomacy, he led the world's superpower on his whims and caprices.

He failed on every aspect of world engagement. He pulled America out of the Paris Climate Accord, which committed nearly 200 countries to keeping global temperature rises well under 2C.

The US being the second highest emitter of greenhouses behind China, a Trump win, will have been impossible to keep global warming in check.

Trump closed US borders to travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Currently 13 nations are subject to tight travel restrictions.

The media was not spared either, Donald Trump labeled the media he sees as adversaries as fake news.

"I think one of the greatest of all terms I've come up with is 'fake'," Donald Trump said in an October 2017 interview.

According to social media posts and audio transcripts monitored by Factba.se, he has used the phrase about 2,000 times since first tweeting it in December 2016.

Donald Trump, has overstayed his welcome and the world is better off without him.

One thing I am sure of is, the world will miss him.

Source: By Abdul Razak Bawa/www.theheraldghana.com