By Shola Akingboye, 7th January 2021
Few people took the American descent who alleged that the incumbent President of the United States of America, Donald Trump Jr had a mental health issue at the time he won a controversial election to occupied the world most sophisticated seat of power, the White House, in 2016.
But events that characterised Donald Trump’s four years reign has left many wondering if the billionaire businessman not known to active politics in the United States until his emergence is truly sane.
Despite his make-believe clean bill of health, particularly endorsed by his party the Republican in the US Senate as a cover-up for Trump’s colossal flop in power on partisan ground.
However, there is an Africa adage that says, no matter how terrible a man can be, there surely would remain those who love him or pretend to, even when there is no reason for them to do so.
To many of Trump’s supporters in Nigeria in particular; the wagging question before them would be to justify whether the United State still remains a great country that Donald Trump touted to build on account of his unstable policies, diplomatic blunders and calls to fight everyone even when there is no reason to among other unprecedented administrative gaps his occupation of the White House has created within and outside the US.
This is sequel to the show of shame of the Wednesday, 6th January 2020 attack on the American’s world most respected democracy.
Many described it as a coup indubitably sponsored by Donald Trump following his rejection of the landslide defeat in the November 2020 American Presidential election.
Rather, the United States was reduced to a banana republic as described by a formal Republican President, George Bush in the wake of the Wednesday’s attack on the American Congress, the Capitol by Donald Trump.
In history, Whitehouse and the Capitol Hill is said to be a sacred zone that even no one can take a photo snapshot in the zone without being picked up by eagle eye security agents.
But how Trump’s supporters invaded the Congress, disrupted lawmakers debate in his attempt to upturned the democratic institution first of its kind in the history of America; a woman shot dead, journalists’ pieces of equipment destroyed with several police officers wounded unchallenged by the prying eyes of the all-time intelligence security agencies guiding the Congressmen.
The congressman was later packaged to safety by the deployed security agents, all occurred at the America seat of power. Though it leaves many wondering if indeed the touted white elephant in the much-touted American security status actually worth its mettle.
In fact, the Mayor of Washington declared a curfew, requested for deployment of the National Guard, but Donald Trump refused, lawmakers were exposed to danger, their offices were invaded as thugs broke into the Capitol Hill main building.
It would be recalled that, the same Trump who wasted no time to deploy National Guard to quell peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd, and freely tear gassed hoards of peaceful placard carrying protesters, but on Wednesday shunned calls by the Speaker of the House of Representative, Pelosi and the Mayor of Washington to deploy National Guard to protect Congress members and the constitution of the Americans.
Also, the Democrat Party of the US has won the two Senate seats in the state of Georgia same day, and that made the democrats the majority in the US Congress, but it is also regretted that, on account of Donald Trump’s orchestrated aggression and the display of undemocratic tendencies, Republican protesters have also launched another violence attacks on an electoral institution in the state of Georgia same time of crisis in the Capitol Hill, all in Trump’s attempt to truncate the electoral process.
As witnessed in the Capitol Hill’s saga, the Georgia Governor has talk tough. Many have described the strange development going on in the US as terrorism of sort and a fall out of the criminality instigated by the incumbent US President, Donald Trump.
These, indeed got many wondering if the US, a nation known for her quick condemnation of nations that abuse rule of law and democratic norms can descend this low, no thanks to Donald Trump hellish four years in history as president of a democratic America.
Not a few world leaders in their comments have described the ongoing disorder in the US as chaos, and divergent views wonder if the US will ever command its democratic respect and leadership it enjoys in the global political space, most especially from world rivals such as China and Russia.
However, is America still a great country that the undemocratic Trump said he came to make greater, or a debased and highly embarrassed nation that watches over a death of an innocent woman in the post-free and fair election one month after?
Donald Trump has torn the Americans apart, racism now prevails in the US like never after many decades of departure.
Trump’s gross incompetent in power now heralded by his use of thugs to intimidate, threatens, and harass electoral institutions in a bid to forcefully overturned the will of the American people at poll, having lost an election woefully in a landslide electoral margins of about 7 million votes now overshadowed the world-leading democracy before the world.
Funnily, not even the lives of Congressmen in Trump’s party, the Republicans, those who saved Trump from impeachments early in 2020 were spare.
In fact, I weep for America once again.
Donald Trump, one of the most dangerous presidents of the United States will never be forgotten in American history.