In case you’ve forgotten how vile Trump is…

I’m not really a big fan of Biden. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is. I wanted Andrew Yang to run instead, and when you look back at the field of Democratic Candidates, Joe Biden was probably last on my list. 

But we are stuck with him now, and he’s the only hope we have of being able to kick the Don out of the White House. 

I say ‘we’ because I refer to ‘we’ the Liberal community. Yes, that’s right you and I the Liberals who care about issues like climate change, racial inequality, the right to protest, standing up against misogyny, oh and seeking to co-operate with our fellow nations to crack down on the violation of human rights in countries like China and North Korea.

That is what hopefully many of you and I stand for. But what about Trump? Does he stand for any of this? Nope. To be honest, I don’t think he gives any of these issues a second glance. 

Let’s just break it down: 

  • Trump doesn’t care about environmental issues… 

This was made evident when he decided to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord.

In 2009, Mr Trump actually signed a full-page advert in the New York Times, along with dozens of other business leaders, expressing support for legislation combating climate change.

“If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will be catastrophic and irreversible consequences for humanity and our planet,” the statement said.

So you would have thought Trump, Greta and Attenborough would all be bezzie mates. This is Trump, though. A man who has no political ideology, no causes, except himself. He cares about very little apart from the Trump brand. He knew that talking about issues like Climate Change was never going to land with his core, out of touch, voter base. 

His fans don’t care about the issues on a global scale, they care about their communities, sense of identity and religion. For them, it’s not about looking at the bigger picture. It’s about looking after yourselves and adopting protectionist policies. America First! That’s what they want. 

  • Trump doesn’t care about the violation of human rights abuses….

If he did, he wouldn’t have been trying to appease China and their President, in which he allegedly asked President Xi to help him get re-elected. Trump has made a habit of appeasing nations like Russia and North Korea in the hope of bridging some kind of friendship. However, instead, he should be pressuring both countries over the fact they operate labour camps that deprive innocent civilians of their most basic human liberties. 

  • Trump doesn’t care about race…

Donald Trump has only been consistent at one thing during his four years, which has been consistently pouring ample amounts of petrol onto the raging fire that is Racism. He’s never stood up against white supremacist, the evangelicals or Gun nuts. 

Just remember back to when he announced the Muslim ban in 2016. The fascism was seeping through. He never seeks to unite broken communities, but take a chainsaw and add to the divisions. Most politicians, irrespective of their religion, voting base, and beliefs always seek to unite communities and bridge the gap. Trump, on the other hand, sees this as a weakness and believes in not being the President for everyone, but instead for those who voted for him. 

You know the score on COVID-19, it’s another issue this lame-duck doesn’t care about. Now that he’s recovered he probably believes he’s single handly beaten the virus and that the whole world can now move on…

Agree or Disagree if you so choose, but do remember that only one candidate is offering not just the US but the world the opportunity to step out of the dark times and to work together as the international community to combat COVID-19, Climate Change, Human Rights violations and Racism. 

Meanwhile, the other candidate wants us to take away everything we’ve built up as a society, our rights, freedoms, environment and community. He wants nothing more than division, because whilst there is division, he keeps his job. The one thing a populist President like Trump fears is when nations and communities unite together to quash the bully. 

Trump’s 2020 campaign started back in 2016

I don’t feel incredibly excited about Tuesday, 3rd November. It should be a day where we look forward to kicking out a misogynistic, dictator appeasing, xenophobic President. However, there is nothing spectacular about Joe Biden’s campaign, that reassures me he is the man to replace Donald Trump in the White House next year.

We’ve got to remember why it is people voted for Trump in the first place. They were fed up with the status quo, something which Biden still very much represents. They were fed up with electing politicians who only cared about the interests of liberal America. And finally, they appeared to want somebody who could communicate policy, ideas and leadership in an elementary capacity.

Trump’s two-year-old slogans and dangerous rhetoric are why he is where he is. It’s got nothing to do with ingenious policy ideas. It’s all about working the algorithm. It’s about playing on the emotions of the electorate and offering a solution to growing concerns such as terrorism, China, immigration and traditional American values. In simple terms, his campaign was all about providing American’s a gateway back to a time they used to be familiar with. He made them fall in love with conservatism and fear progressivism.

But after four years of early morning tweeting and belligerent narcissism, have American’s had enough? Well, recent polling would suggest the mood has swung back in favour of the Democrats. Since the beginning of the year, Joe Biden has been ahead in most national polls. On most occasions, he’s had a 10-point lead over his Republican opponent, hovering in recent months around the 50% mark. Though as we all know, you should never put a great deal of faith into the national polls.

Yes, they provide you with a useful guide as to how widespread the candidates are across the country, but it’s not always the best means of predicting an election win. Just look at Hillary. Back in 2016, she was leading in the polls and even won 3 million more votes during the election and still lost to Trump. All because of the electoral college system, which goes to show winning the most votes doesn’t always mean winning the election.

My worry is that Democrat’s and Liberals around the world will get into a complacent attitude, where they form an impression that somehow the tide is changing and that Trump’s time is up. If that becomes the case, well then, I won’t be feeling sorry for them.

What you must remember is that despite winning the 2016 election, Donald Trump has since never stopped campaigning. Every press conference, summit meeting, interview, world leader visit, national tragedies and philanthropic gestures have all been part of the Trump 2020 campaign.