Trump, A Nasty Piece of Work


After six years, not all those who voted for him believe in the real estate tycoon’s ideas. There are plenty of reasons why.

Former President of the U.S. Donald Trump has kicked off his presidential reelection campaign. On March 17, 2023, he staged a scripted appeal to his supporters, seeking to prevent his arrest and thus protect the “peaceful” movement that brought him to the presidency in 2017.

Of course, Trump never loses, and before he could possibly be stopped, he moved to mobilize his supporters. He refers to the 74 million Americans who voted for him, but after six years not all of them believe in his proposals. There are plenty of reasons why.

Trump warned that he expects to be arrested, an unprecedented event for a former U.S. president, in a case related to hush money used to silence porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2006. Daniels claims they spent the night together when he was 60 and she was 27. The price of her silence was $130,000.

Trumpism may be stronger today than when Trump became president, but there are new members of the movement who may achieve better election results, individuals even fresher and more radical than the real estate tycoon himself, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Thus, Republicans must choose their nominee for the 2024 election well if they want to retake the White House and maintain a minimal majority in the lower house, because Trump has a lot of accumulated baggage from his term in office, as well as after his term ended.

A few days before leaving the White House, Trump urged a mob near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 to prevent the confirmation of his lost presidential bid and the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, arguing that the election was fraudulent, though he offered no evidence.

Nor can we forget his disdainful stance on the arrival of COVID-19, saying it was a “just a flu,” which, by the way, knocked him out with regard to his health and his office. Before he left the White House, however, he was one of the first to get vaccinated against the alleged flu that killed more than 113,000 Americans.

Once he took office, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, withdrew financial support for the World Health Organization, pushed the relationship with his NATO allies to the limit, gave voice to the follies of his North Korean counterpart and toughened anti-immigrant measures. Subsequently, he was impeached twice, and removed from big social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Now out of office, the FBI has had to raid his Florida mansion to locate thousands of classified documents Trump is said to have taken.

To top it off, two of his companies were convicted of fraud and tax evasion. With this extensive record, he will once again seek the American vote, but this time without Steve Bannon, the ideologue of his first campaign.

The truth is that the alleged love affair with the porn actress gives Trump the chance to put himself in the spotlight of the U.S. and the entire world, because since last weekend he has been rallying his supporters to mobilize in New York to defend his “unimpeachable” sexual, political and fiscal reputation.

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Stephen is the Head of a Portfolio Management Office (PMO) in a public sector organisation. He has over twenty years experience in project, programme and portfolio management, leading various major organisational change initiatives. He has been invited to share his knowledge, skills and experience at various national events. Stephen has a BA Honours Degree in History & English and a Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM). He has studied a BSc Language Studies Degree (French & Spanish) and is currently completing a Masters in Translation (Spanish to English). He has been translating for more than ten years for various organisations and individuals, with a particular interest in science and technology, poetry and literature, and current affairs.

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