Yesterday Donald Trump – the twice impeached former President of the United States, the two-time loser of presidential elections – announced that he was running to be elected president in 2024. And after Trump University, and Trump Steaks, and Trump bankruptcies, and Trump failed casinos, Trump failed hotels and Trump failed airline and Trump wines, he is actually a viable candidate for president. Which demonstrates once and for all what a low bar of quality and qualifications define a credible presidential candidate in 2022.
Trump decided to announce his hardly unexpected candidacy at this Mar-a-Lago resort. It should be mentioned that this is the same Mar-a-Lago that was the subject of an FBI raid pursuant to a search warrant that yielded thousands of pages of highly classified documents, the mere possession of which typically results in a significant time in a federal prison facility. And that may still be the result for Trump.
During what can only be described as a “low energy” Trump rant, he was able to set a new world record for the number of lies uttered in a single speech. The fact checkers at CNN and MSNBC (Fox News doesn’t believe in checking facts) were exhausted by the sheer number of falsehoods uttered in succession. And between the web of lies and the statements totally devoid of logic, common sense or basic intelligence, we witnessed a preview of the torrent of insane rhetoric that will be spewed across this nation for perhaps as long as two years. Here are just a few samples:
-Trump stated that if he were president that Russia would have never invaded Ukraine. Of course, this is the same Trump that tried to shake down Ukraine and get the government of that country to investigate his political enemies – holding up hundreds of millions of dollars of military aide. And it is hard to imagine Trump, who has adopted such a servile posture towards Putin would have ever done anything to aid Ukraine.
-Trump said that theCOVID-19 epidemic was under control during his presidency. This would come as something of a surprise to the families of the over one million Americans who died from this disease, due in large part to the infinite incompetence of the Trump administration in dealing with the pandemic.
-Trump claimed that that 2022 election was a great victory for the Republican party when virtually every candidate that he supported – with just a few exceptions lost. The Republicans who won, like Brian Kemp in Georgia and Ron DeSantis in Florida kept their distance from the stench that accompanies Trump wherever he goes.
-Trump came up with a figure of 232 wins and 22 losses for the Republican Party which must be calculations provided by a polling company based on Venus.
-Trump claimed that Herschel Walker, yes that Herschel Walker, would make a great senator. And it is that absolutely pathetic judge of character and intelligence that may present the greatest danger to America and the Planet Earth if he ever sets foot in the White House again.
-And a Trump speech would not be a Trump speech without him proclaiming his historic victimhood and martyrdom. All of the federal and state charges against him, all of the investigations against him – state and federal, are in The World According to Trump all “witch hunts” and actual attacks on all the good men and women of MAGA nation.
It is sad, pathetic and frightening that, after all that is known about Trump, his lies, his cruelty, his incompetence and his baseless bombast, the are thirty to forty million people who would love to see him as President of the United States.
It is time to be very concerned about the Clear and Present Danger Called Trump.