America is currently in a crisis. With the violent coup that happened on 6 January in Washington DC ordered by Donald Trump, it feels scary to be in America right now. It is fundamentally insane that something like the riots that we saw on 6 January is even possible. The Capitol police held back the rioters with barely any force and people were able to storm the building as compared to when there were the Black Lives Matter protests in DC when the security was dressed in full tactical gear and was carrying automatic rifles. It is not the first time this president has been acting criminally. During his controversial time in the White House he has broken laws surrounding the 1st, 2nd and the 14th amendment of the US Constitution and on 13 January he became the first US president in history to become impeached twice meaning that he has been charged by Congress. The reason for this impeachment was simply because Congress wanted the current Vice President, Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment which states that the Vice President should take over as acting President if the current President can no longer fulfil their job properly. Mike Pence however refused this and so Congress voted to impeach Trump instead to remove him from office.
Trump has committed multiple crimes over years and years of his life making him a very evil President of the United States who has brainwashed this followers to the point of insanity. But before I discuss this there are multiple things he has said or done during his presidency that are just bad and stupid.
To start, in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic during a press interview, Trump said that “maybe we can use disinfectant to inject people with to help kill the virus.” which to any sane person sounds absolutely ridiculous. Another example is when he said that there is a “Muslim problem” and in 2016 said that he
was “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until the country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice.”
After all these quotes and controversies it is not hard to believe that Trump’s approval rating is very low and truth be told, he actually has the lowest approval rating out of any US president at 34%.
With less than a week to go before Joe Biden’s inauguration, there are multiple plans in place by some of the previous insurrectionists to have ‘armed protest’ in all the 50 states’ capitols commencing on the 16 January and that are likely to continue until the 20th. Of course at Washington DC there is currently a perimeter around the capitol building made out of 7 feet tall, 2 inch thick steel making it very ironic considering Trump’s main policy when he got elected was to “build that wall”.
Trump is not attending the inauguration of Joe Biden as he still stands firm with the believe that he won the 2020 election while also tweeting and hinting to his followers that the inauguration event on 20 January is safe to attack as he won’t be there. I’m personally hoping that when his presidency ends and Joe Biden takes the oath he will get prosecuted for his crimes. In addition, Trump has also lost a lot of contracts he had in the country and especially in New York after the tragic events on 6 January. Because of this, he is likely to declare bankruptcy once his time as president is over.
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