As an Englishman maybe I should come clean on my views on President Trump…..
Many people in the US – maybe some of my friends and Customers – may take issue with an Englishman commenting on their President but I have said in the past that the President of the USA is also OUR President…..its just that we don’t get a vote. It may escape many Americans that we in the rest of the world, recognise the USA President as the Leader of the so-called Free World primarily because the American economy and military can have a huge effect on our lives and I use the word “lives” advisedly.
I have posted criticisms of the current President over the past four years, because hardly anyone takes him seriously outside America and his extraordinary antics, of which there are too many to mention, jarr with what many of us think. We may not be able to fathom why so many people would choose to have voted for him in 2016 let alone again in 2020 but we shrug and say to ourselves “Thats How Democracy works“.
So with record numbers of people voting in the November election (and thats a good thing) are we now to anticipate the end of American democracy? From across the pond, I cannot know for sure if there was real fraud in the election but based on the consensus of informed commentators that would seem most unlikely.
So if a huge number of voters really do believe that the election was “stolen” and that the assault on The Capitol was justified…..then democracy in the United States is already dead.
That should scare us all.
Let’s Tour England !