Coming off the plane were two lawmakers from the state of Michigan to meet with the President in the White House. These were senior members of the state legislature in a state that the President lost by over 100,000 votes. They were being summoned to the White House by a President who is bunkering down and failing to face reality that he lost the Presidential election. They were called to be pressured into not certifying the electors in the President’s favor and essentially subverting the will of voters in the state.
In most cases this type of story would be regarded as fiction from a novel, but this is actually the power play that President Donald Trump is currently employing from the White House in order to flip an election he lost by over 6 million votes. An election he lost handily in the Electoral College.
We are now witnessing the rise of an American Dictator and it is quite stunning to watch. Never before in the history of this country have we seen a President openly try to attempt a Coup d’état in broad daylight and with no regard to the will of people and the issues we face as a country. He refuses to answer questions from the press, has not left the White House since the election (only to Golf at his resort in Virginia) and is putting the Constitution through the shredder in an attempt to hold onto his power.
We expect this kind of behavior from the likes of Chavez, Castro, Putin, Un, and the Ayatollah but not from an American President. For over 231 we have had President’s that have candor in loss and peacefully transferred their power to the next President. This attempt to stay in the White House will be noted in the history books and will be the ever lasting legacy of his Presidency (that and COVID). All of his accomplishments as President will be overshadowed by his child like attempt to keep his ball from the other kid and dragged the American people down with him. The suffering that has been happening with the COVID pandemic will stain the historical analysis of his Presidency and will make him go down in history as one of the worst President’s in American history.
We are not one of these tyrannical/authoritarian countries that can’t understand the rule of law and constitutional government we have set up in this country. We have a Republic that is represented by the people and our leaders submit to that authority and not the other way around.
It’s time to give up Donald. It is time to salvage what is left of your legacy and go off into the sunset knowing you drastically changed the scope and makeup of the Republican Party.