This year is coming to a close and I wanted to reflect on the devastation King Trump has put upon our country and it’s citizens, the American people. The vast number of Americans that died because of Covid-19 is so huge that the sheer size numbs your soul. One has to realize that these people (330,000) are, our mother’s, father’s son’s, daughters, cousins, aunts uncles, brothers, sisters, friends other relatives. The numbers should be a lot less if King Trump only did something, like wear a mask and tell his fellow Americans this is not a hoax, Covid-19 will kill you & it will spread like wild fire all over America. Blue states and Red states, whether you are republican, democrat or independent.
Here are my recollections from the past few years....Dan Kozan
Personally profiting from official business with his properties from January 21, 2017 to 12/18/2020 and all the while fighting the emolument clause proceedings against him by evoking executive privilege to stop the lawsuits.
Breaking the law by putting humans into small cages at the southern border, and not on the northern border while the republicans stood bye and did nothing or cheered him on as a Great American. Then defending his executive actions with lawsuits against every entity that challenged his criminal actions
Not releasing his tax returns and again using executive privilege to stop the congressional investigation and the American public from finding out the truth. Then pushing thru the 2017 tax code act, which gave the Ultra Rich & Corporate America a huge tax cut while screwing the middle class in America.
Trying to kill the Obama Care health coverage of millions of Americans with pre existing conditions and putting out millions more poor American from getting affordable health coverage with it.
King Trump refusing oversight, firing US inspector General from oversight on the President, leaving that post vacant so he could do as he pleases. Then side with Putin over the US intelligence community and continues to break the law.
Interfering in Department of Justice investigations, refusing to give subpoenas info to the House’s committee on oversight while stopping White House personal from testifying. Appointing a lap dog (Bill Barr) as the Attorney General to stop the investigations.
Abusing power, pressuring Pres. Zelensky to get dirt on Biden while holding back millions of aid congress allocated so the Ukrainians could fight the Russians who invaded their territory.
Insulting all our allies while cozying up to authoritarians, like Putin, Kim Jong-un, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then shunning our closest allies and becoming a laughing stock in the United Nations.
Coarsening presidential discourse, Trump’s rhetoric is unprecedented. He proves he is a Racist by his dog whistle speeches & support of right wing white supremacists. Starting in 2017 with Charlottesvillei.
Politicizing the military and interferes with military justice then fires head of the Navy without just cause. King Trump’s brute autocratic behavior has our military defense in jeopardy.
Attacking Judges, Congressmen, Senators and American democracy by saying he is above the law. Takes till 2020 for the Supreme Court to state “No president is above the law” — and there were powerful arguments made to support that view, but King Trump continues to break the law.
Politicizing and attacking diplomacy, foreign policy all the while attacking all witnesses who testified in the impeachment hearings:
Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch, United States Army lieutenant colonel, Alexander Vindman who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. U.S. and Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland to name a few.
Undermining intelligence agencies, by Tweeting classified documents to the public and our foreign enemies: Russia, China and North Korea. Calling into question intelligence agencies work over Putin’s word. Trump cannot be trusted with our national secrets. He is the biggest leaker of classified information to our enemies.
Starting trade wars all over the world including China. This results is US farmers losing 65 billions in grains sales to China, while tariffs raised the price of common goods like toasters, washing machines and cars causing the American consumer to pay 20% more than the previous year.
Making far more false or misleading claims than any previous president. King Trump has lied over 23,000 times since in office. Carl Bernstein catches King Trump on tape in March of 2020 lying about the potential to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans with Covid-19. Then ignoring the science and increasing the death rate to over 300,000 American Covid deaths in 2020.
King Trump brags about new Supreme Court appointee Amy Coney Barrett at the Rose Garden event, then contracts and spreads covid-19 to others in his inner-circle. All the while proceeding to do nothing about Covid safety measures and surely not wearing a mask at any time.
Politicizing the Covid-19 response with his cronies while giving VP Pence ( A person with no medical knowledge of pandemics) the responsibility to head the Covid Medical Task Force. Turning the daily task force news updates into a farce with King Trump stupidly suggesting we inject Lysol to cure Covid-19.
Lastly holding up in the White House in December looking for ways to say he won the 2020 election. Starting 20 something lawsuits about election fraud losing 99% of the suits, while doing nothing for the country as the pandemic death toll moved to more than 330,000 American deaths. Lastly this list would not be complete without mentioning the now 120 something Republicans in the house signing their names to an omnibus for the state of Texas regarding 3 other states in a so called election fraud case.
I hope this is the last time Trump is pressuring his followers for money because Trump only worships Money and that’s all he cares about. I can only hope that the citizens from the Republican House member districts will see that these people were trying to subvert the American election process and our American Democracy. The 120 something Republicans members signed this omnibus all but signed their legacy for white supremacy. They do this because they all believe the white race has ruled and should continue to rule. The good news in all of this is as I said many times before America was in the past and still is a melting pot of people from around the world. The red states will continue to turn purple in the future, not more red. Read the words of Emma Lazarus from the Statue of Liberty “
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your
huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
This is America! Land of the Free Home of the Brave