If it were only Trump or Hilliary, I would have chosen Trump too. Like I said elsewhere, you're only picking the who is going to screw you over the least, not who you want to run the country.
I don't like Hillary either, but you reckon she would have screwed the people more than Trump? Really? If you have the likes of Steve Bannon, Steve Mnuchin, Stephen Miller, Roger Stone and Newt Gringrich in your cabinet, you are not giving a flying eff about ordinary people. Granted Hillary was and still is a avid defender of Wall Street.
The point is that once chosen, you are El Presidente' like it or not. And as Boss Hog you don't get to spout bull$hit at every opportunity, you are a statesman, your countries representative, like it or not. Petty personal attacks on your opponent, on public servants, on journalists simply because you don't like something they have said, is beneath such a role. Then again, look at our politicians! If my kids behaved they way they do in parliament they'd get my boot up their asre, and rightfully so, but they carry on like it's a game.
Are you really going to compare political jousting in the Australian Parliament to what Donnie Trump and his administration has done? Really? There is no equivalence here at all. I am not going to go through all the stunts that man has pulled.
Hillary may have made different decisions on COVID, she may not have. We'll never know. Donald made the calls and it has cost nearly a quarter-million American's their lives.
No she most definitely would have made different decisions. You know it and I know it. For a start, she would not have disbanded the Pandemic Task force. Secondly she would not have said it was a hoax. Thirdly she would have listened to medical experts.
Trump is an utter fraud.
Yeah same, the closer they got to the election the harder it would have been for me to pick Clinton as there was some bad stuff coming out. However I'm still not sure I would have picked Trump though, he has proven to be everything I thought he would be and more. A bit like MT back home, once in I tried to give the guy some credit and time to settle in (I think most new political leaders need 6mth to really get a feel of how to "drive the bus", but he ever stepped up to the plate, if anything distanced himself from it.
Yes I think Clinton would have handled the CV-19 and violence issues alot better and while most will say we will never know, it wouldn't be hard to improve on DT's effort who's only comments seemed to be blame the Chinese and Democrats.
Trump has some good points on many topic's but its his arrogant execution that just seems to screw himself on. You have leader's of 3rd world country's that present better. He got in on the back of redneck support and he has forgotten he needs to represent everyone. He should have also known he got in by a bee's d__k margin and only US president to ever achieve that, more luck of the way the ballots fell and as such you'd think he's see this as a warning sign from the start he needs to lift his game. I think some of his staff saw the light early on and resigned to save their careers as working in the white house doesn't pay as well as people think it does, its all about exposure, building your CV and developing networks and connections for the plum corporate job later.
Going by his recent behavior, it's looking very much like he expects to loose. The 2nd President to be fired from office since 1980, so not a nice trophy to carry. He is also looking like to be the only leader in the developed world to loose an election during 2020. Many others who were marginal came back much stronger than predicted pre CV-19, NZ's PM for example.
Personally I'm expecting a white wash with voting turnout at the highest levels in years to make sure Trump is gone and the swamp is well and truly drained.
One positive for DT though, if it was him who negotiated the peace deal between the UAE and Israel, he almost, I said almost deserves a Noble Peace prize. KSA, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain are all following in some way shape or form. KSA likely the last.