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So Much ‘Winning’ With Donald Trump

June 16, 2020


In May 2016 Donald Trump said the following in Kentucky at the National Rifle Association Convention.

“We are gonna win, win, win. We’re going to win with military, we’re going to win at the borders, we’re going to win with trade, we’re going to win at everything. And some of you are friends and you’re going to call, and you’re going to say, ‘Mr. President, please, we can’t take it anymore, we can’t win anymore like this, Mr. President, you’re driving us crazy, you’re winning too much, please Mr. President, not so much, and I’m going to say I’m sorry, we’re going to keep winning because we are going to make America great again.”  (Those last words were a racial dog-whistle for the ones who could not accept that our nation elected a black man to be President of the United States.)

I know we can not take much more ‘winning’ when it comes to what Donald Trump has done to our nation.  The evidence is staggering to consider.

Folks in the U.S. are more unhappy today than they’ve been in nearly 50 years.

This bold — yet unsurprising — conclusion comes from the COVID Response Tracking Study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It finds that just 14% of American adults say they’re very happy, down from 31% who said the same in 2018. That year, 23% said they’d often or sometimes felt isolated in recent weeks. Now, 50% say that.

The U.S. tumbled further in a ranking of most competitive world economies, dragged down by the weight of Donald Trump’s trade wars.

After losing the top spot to Singapore in 2018, the U.S. dropped further down the list to 10th place from third, according to an annual ranking from the Institute for Management Development, a business school based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Singapore was the most competitive economy for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark and Switzerland.

A Wall Street Journal tally of state data compiling fatalities from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, underscores the virus’s heavy cost to those living in long-term-care facilities. Deaths among senior-care center staff and residents appear to represent at least 40% of the overall count of more than 116,000 U.S. fatalities related to Covid-19 as compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Trump was right when he spoke in 2016. We are truly tired of ‘winning’.  In May the United States passed Italy as the country with the highest death toll in the world from COVID-19.

For the sake of the nation, and for our fellow citizens we have to stop ‘winning’.  Donald Trump must be stopped before there is nothing left of the place we once called America.



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