Friday, March 6, 2020

Presidents Who Successfully Met Great Challenges: Then There's Trump

                                       Good Day World!

Some American presidents have turned out to be more suited for the office than others. They're names stand out for the great challenges they overcame.

Think Abraham Lincoln and his handling of a Civil War that threatened the very future of the nation.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's policies were so popular he was a four-term president. American's trusted him through the tough war years and were comforted by his "Fireside chats."

John F. Kennedy avoided a nuclear war while still standing up to Russia at the height of the Cold War.

I'm sure an argument can be made for a couple of additions to this list. For the sake of brevity I'm stopping here however. What I'm leading up to is a comparison between those presidents and Trump.

As the nation stands at the threshold of a pandemic  Americans traditionally turn to their president for the confidence that everything is going to be alright.

The public wants transparency in a time of crisis. Instead we're stuck with a president who doesn't believe in basic science, and questions medical experts opinions.

Everyone knows why. Trump is trembling at the thought of what the coronavirus is doing to our economy. In his lizard brain a good economy will get him reelected. There's little else to run on.

So by downplaying a disease that's spreading from coast-to-coast, our conspiracist in charge is putting the country's safety aside in a single-minded pursuit to prop up his election chances.

Trump will be remembered by historians. 

Not as a great president, but as the most corrupt president we've ever had!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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