In less than two weeks from now, the 45th President of the United States will leave the White House, marking the end of a tumultuous tenure.
Donald Trump was elected in 2016 with intent to “drain the swamp”, and “build the wall”. What he completed in his four years as president was marred by incompetence and disarray by himself and his staff.
Endless factual issues, nonsensical commentary, and lack of self-containment has put Trump into the conversation of the most controversial political figure in the generation.
Don’t get me wrong, Trump is a guy that will “talk like it is” without the filter. His showdowns with mainstream media giants CNN, NBC amongst others are must see TV, for those who addictive to reality television.
Speaking of mainstream media, they shouldn’t be immune to what they covered during the Trump presidency. They got caught several times with misinformation, inflicted commentary.
To be fair, the journalism sector has been tainted with the overwhelming contingency of commentators whose agenda is to push own narrative rather than expressing both angles. Fox News is included in the conversation as well.
The Democrats were a pain in Trump’s side, but they were just as guilty as the GOP on how they governed the country. The leadership from both parties need to change in the coming years or the most powerful country in the world will be cease to exist.
There were a few good things Trump did during his tenure. He and his staff made peace deals with the Middle East, kept North Korea on notice, and created jobs for the American people.
But when it came to racism, social issues, and COVID-19, Trump’s bruising, selfish ego got the best of the government, and millions of the country’s citizens paid dearly.
Furthermore, Trump’s response to those matters has been below par, and it fuelled the mainstream media’s indulgence to scrutinize the president in every turn.
I believe with the Biden-Harris era beginning, hopefully the media will be more transparent and less indulging on ones party. We need the U-S to be accurate and fair. It will take time, but the world needs their superpower to be more coherent.
The Trump presidency was, in all self honesty, a revolving spectacle much of the world would like to forget. May god help the Americans be better to one another.