Former President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial presidents in American history. From rumored ties with Russia, to multiple impeachments, the idea of Trump being the most dangerous politician is not far off.
Trump has often been compared to Huey Long, the fortieth governor of Louisiana and former member of the United States Senate. Similarly to Trump, Long was impeached in 1929 for abuse of power, which resulted in a collapse in the State Senate. Many argued that his policies and methods were unconstitutional and dictatorial.
While some of the parallels between the two are uncanny, here are some of the major differences that make Trump more minacious. For starters, there have been approximately 468,217 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S., a virus that Donald Trump downplayed to American’s from the very beginning even though he was aware that it had potential to be incredibly contagious and deadly.
This however has not been the only time Trump has ignored the facts. When Trump met with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state and federal officials to discuss the changing climate and what it means for the future, Trump refused to acknowledge the scientific evidence being presented to him and instead responded with, “I don’t think science knows, actually.”
Trump has undoubtedly been the most divisive president we have ever had. The former President has become known for his outlandish and boisterous tweeting frenzies. Let’s revisit some of his “best moments” on Twitter. Remember the time Trump retweeted the far-right Britain First party and told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by”. He also heaped praise on groups chanting “Jews will not replace us?” Or, what about when he appointed one-third of the Supreme Court and more than 200 federal judges, almost all of which were white conservative judges. Moreover, there is an infamous tape of Trump bragging to anchorman Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women. This combined with the 26 reported incidents of “unwanted sexual contact” and 43 instances of inappropriate behaviour are not even all of the offensive, racist, sexist and overall disgusting things Trump has said.
[Trump] has made more than 22,000 untrue or inaccurate statements over the course of his presidency.
Trump has divided this country and filled it with lies and hate. Don’t agree with me? According to Washington Post fact-checkers, he has made more than 22,000 untrue or inaccurate statements over the course of his presidency. Trump has proved himself to be the most dangerous politician due to his inability to take accountability for anything he says or does. He represents everything wrong with America today. Although the mistakes and impact he has made on America can not be undone, the new president marks a new beginning for America. I believe President Biden will move America forward and enforce solutions to the issues that are holding us back from being a strong and united country.
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