Hopefully Its Not A Long
This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I dont know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful, Obama wrote, according to CNN. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.
Trump called the note a beautiful letter in a press conference two days after receiving it.
As Trump refused to concede the election in the last two months, a letter written by incumbent President George H.W. Bush to successor Bill Clinton in 1993 has been held up as an example of grace in defeat. Trump is the first incumbent president to be defeated in his reelection bid since Bush in 1992.
Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared the letter from Bush on on Nov. 10, writing, “Here’s how it’s done in America.”
“When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago,” Bush wrote. “I know you will feel that, too.”
TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, the granddaughter of George H.W. Bush, reflected on the note in November, saying her grandfather wrote it out of “a love and respect for our country.”
“No matter who you voted for, it’s not about that,” she said. “It’s not about the political parties or the one man that sits at that office.”
It Is Time For Joe Biden To Resign In Disgrace For What He Has Allowed To Happen To Afghanistan Trump Said In A Statement Also Blasting Him Over A Surge In Covid
It was under Donald Trump that the US brokered a deal with the Taliban in Doha in 2020
Former US president Donald Trump called for his successor Joe Biden to resign on Sunday over the swift takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban terrorists, as US troops withdrew from the country after nearly 20 years on the ground.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan,” Trump said in a statement, also blasting him over a surge in Covid-19 cases in the United States and domestic immigration, economic and energy policies.
The Taliban have reconquered Afghanistan in a lightning surge 20 years after they were toppled by the US invasion.
They took control of Kabul on Sunday, more than two weeks before the August 31 deadline set by Biden to complete the withdrawal of American troops from the country.
It was under Trump that the US brokered a deal with the Taliban in Doha in 2020 that would have seen the US withdraw all its troops by May 2021, in exchange for various security guarantees from the terrorists.
When Biden took power earlier this year, he pushed back the deadline for the withdrawal and set no conditions for it.
Trump has repeatedly blasted Biden over the move, saying it would have been “a much different and much more successful withdrawal” if he were still president.
Why Do They Call Him Sleepy Joe
A lot of Trump’s nicknames seem to play into whatever narrative he’s trying to construct in order to discredit his opposition. For Hillary Clinton, it was the imagery of her as a corrupt politician. He constantly played into the collective distrust many people had of the Clintons and he’d bring up the email scandal where she had emails hosted on a private server.
Something that both he and members of his administration and White House aides did as well after he took office, although there are some slight differences between the two usage cases.
The name of “Sleepy Joe” comes from Trump’s suggestion that Joe Biden is suffering from a cognitive decline of his mental faculties.
Joe has gone on record saying some either off-color or unintelligible things, something that’s been attributed to a stutter that he suffers from. Cognitive mental decline isn’t uncommon in individuals who are Joe’s age, either. The man was born in 1942 and is nearing 78 years of age at this time of writing.
There are reports of Ronald Reagan often asking members of the Secret Service staff at times where he was, but once they reminded him, he’d be “back on track” so to speak.
So “Sleepy” Joe was part of the narrative that Donald Trump and his administration were lining up in their attack of Joe Biden, questioning the mental fortitude of the DNC’s top presidential pick and if he would be capable of actually running the country and holding coherent discussions.
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Why Trumps New Nickname For Biden Could Backfire
Among the many important decisions he makes on a daily basis, President Donald Trump is attempting to get a new nickname to stick to his election opponent Joe Biden. While he usually opts for a the classic jab, Sleepy Joe, on Tuesday he threw another name into the mix: Basement Biden. The only problem other than that name-calling is juvenile and unproductive is that Trumps new nickname for Biden isnt actually an insult.
Based on his Twitter history, Trump has been trying out this new name all summer. He first introduced the origin story of the nickname on June 11 when he accused Biden of refusing to leave his basement. Its probably just a total coincidence that Trump began accusing Biden of hiding out in his basement a week after the viral news story that Trump was whisked off to a bunker beneath the White House amid nationwide protests creating the nickname bunker boy. But, Trump took another jab this morning, inaccurately suggesting that Basement Biden is no longer polling well.
Great! Biden is finally being forced out of his basement. Now youll be able to see what is going on up there. He may do some limited campaigning. Basement Biden is no longer playing well in the Polls!
Donald J. Trump
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A message to Trump: stop trying to make Basement Biden happen. Its never going to happen.
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Fulton Countys Recount Nears An End
ATLANTA Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia, was on the verge Sunday of completing its hand recount of more than half a million votes cast there in the general election, a major milestone for the statewide audit of the presidential election.
The audit, which began Friday morning in many of Georgias 159 counties, must be finished by Wednesday just before midnight. Thus far it appears to be going smoothly, with an official from the secretary of states office saying that as of Saturday, roughly 50 counties had completed their new counts.
At the same time, however, President Trump continued over the weekend to make the unfounded assertion that the country had conducted a rigged election, and specifically raised specious claims of absentee voter fraud in Georgia.
The arduous process of counting Georgias roughly five million votes as well as the presidents effort to denigrate the process overseen by the Republican secretary of state, who has defended the process as legitimate unfolded amid the ineluctable reality that Mr. Trumps Democratic rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. had won the national election, as well as the battle in Georgia.
The state was called for Mr. Biden on Friday Mr. Trump trails by about 14,000 votes.
But at a Sunday morning news conference, Robb Pitts, the chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, said that the work was wrapping up early. We are finishing in record time, he said.
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Candidates Who Haven’t Grabbed Trump’s Attention
On the other hand, there are several Democratic candidates Trump hasn’t appeared to comment on yet.
They include former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
He also hasn’t lobbed anything at entrepreneur Andrew Yang, author Marianne Williamson or Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam, who are all also running for president.
Watch: Reporter Asks Trump Why He Calls Biden A Criminal Trump Fires Back: Youre A Criminal For Not Reporting It
Before his campaign rally in Arizona on Monday, a reporter targeted President Trump on the tarmac, asking, Your campaign strategy seems to be to call Biden a criminal. Why is that?
Trump, referring to the reports that went largely unreported in the mainstream media that Hunter Bidens laptop revealed information suggesting that his father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, may have acted corruptly, fired back, He is a criminal. Hes a criminal. He got caught. Read his laptop. And you know whos a criminal? Youre a criminal for not reporting it. You are a criminal for not reporting it. Let me tell you something: Joe Biden is a criminal and hes been a criminal for a long time and youre a criminal and the media for not reporting it.
This is what they call a mic drop.
In late September, President Trump stated that the mainstream media was loath to report on the scandal enveloping Hunter Biden, saying, If we had a media that was fair even just reasonable this would be the biggest story for years and years. Then youd be entitled to real Pulitzer Prizes, not the fake committee that gives away these fake awards.
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Bringing The Curtain Down On The Trump Presidency
Joe Biden has won the presidency, but its far from clear if he will be able to form a government, in the sense of commanding enough legislative votes to regularly pass budgets and other essential legislation. He will likely also face Senate obstruction with his picks for key Cabinet positions necessary to run the government effectively.
This is an unusual situation in most rich countries, which typically use a parliamentary system where a failure to assemble a governing coalition triggers new elections. In America, however, over the past 30 years, the same party has controlled the House, Senate, and presidency only one-third of the time. This dysfunctional system gets defended as Americans wisely preferring divided government .
But our system has tremendous costs. It brought the US to the brink of default in 2011, because neither Obama nor House Republicans had the capacity to simply enact their agendas. While the parties were able, remarkably, to come together and pass a massive stimulus in March, theyve failed to renew it since August, at immense human cost. Both parties have plans, but a divided government has meant none of them get passed. If Biden and McConnell are forced to negotiate the next stimulus package, a similar stalemate might ensue.
But thats all still ahead of us. For now, Americans can mark the end of a vicious and interminable campaign and a presidency that a majority of the country has rejected.
More Room For Manoeuvre
Although Joe Biden will have little room for manoeuvre to tackle Hungarian illiberalism, his administration will certainly be paying attention to Hungary. According to rumours, Biden is planning to appoint his advisor, Anthony Blinken, the son of a former Hungarian ambassador, who has Hungarian heritage himself, as either Secretary of State or White House National Security Advisor.
Therefore, if a concrete institution with deep ties to the American state becomes the next target of the Orbán regime, as was the case with CEU, it is likely that Joe Biden and his team would put up a more serious fight than their predecessors did.
Three years ago, the series of attacks on the American affiliated Central European University, that ended with the prestigious institutions departure for Vienna, were largely successful in a huge part thanks to the complete indifference of the Donald Trump administration. The President could have put significant pressure on Orbán and would have likely been able to prevent the Universitys departure had he wished to do so.
If something similar were to happen to, say, an American affiliated NGO, Biden would likely be more proactive than his predecessor and could secure minor but practical victories in Hungary.
It is nevertheless worth bearing in mind that, unlike Germany, the United States has little economic dependence on Hungary, therefore it would have more room to criticise authoritarian measures in the country.
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