American voters demonstrated their capacity to organize themselves and stop a man who possesses the flaws of the current president from continuing to govern them.
Joe Biden will become the president of the United States of America, and not even the most powerful man in the world can stop him. Donald Trump will try to win through legal means that which he could not win in the polls, but it will be fruitless; the voters have made their decision and will defend it. Despite the storm, the current president continues true to form, as is his nature. He’ll try and obtain that which fascinates him: absolute power, even if it means tearing everything apart. He doesn’t care if he has to destroy the credibility of democratic institutions or create further confrontation among his own people to obtain it. For him, having power is worth adding fuel to the fire.
Trump continues to show his true colors. It’s foreseeable that until the last day of his mandate he will continue “governing” as he has done, on a foundation of exclusion, threats, confrontation and senseless attacks to impose his will. He will continue the game of dividing his people into good and bad to gain the support of his own. He hasn’t realized that something has already changed — something very important — that the majority that made him president no longer exists. He lost it, little by little. It wasn’t simply the talent of his adversaries; it was each word he uttered that offended someone, then someone else, then many, then millions.
You can’t deny the fact that President Trump had his strengths, mainly in economic terms, and he is still loved and admired by millions of Americans who went out to vote for him in the election, but he built this devotion by harassing and dismissing those who refused to pay him respect. He wanted to maintain the majority with the same formula he used to win in 2016. He never understood that he became the victim of his own strategy. The very identity of the common enemy he created through intolerant discourse has changed; it is no longer the Democrats or the immigrants: It is Trump.
American voters demonstrated their capacity to organize themselves and stop a man who possesses the flaws of the current president from continuing to govern them. They know that opting for Biden — above all during a time of crisis — steers them toward uncertainty, but even so, the majority decided not to accept as president a man whom they define as misogynistic, xenophobic, intolerant and a liar.
They understood that public power has to be used to unite and reconcile, not to confront and divide. Any intolerant discourse coming from institutions should be condemned; the leadership of a nation should not be in the hands of a demagogue.
Democracy will always provide a new opportunity to correct things. This is the great lesson from the American people.
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