WE MUST ACKNOWLEDGE
A REMARKABLE FIGURE
Once the 22nd Amendment is repealed, and President Kamala Harris hands the White House over to Barack Obama, we may have a president-for-life. Or even a king.
At that point it may fall to The Donald to head up a United States Government in Exile.
In any event, we should acknowledge the Trump years as a unique episode in American history.
As I’ve said before on this blog, I wouldn’t have pegged a playboy real estate tycoon and reality TV star for the singularly gifted politician he has proven to be.
Yeah, yeah — I know Trump personifies the old expression, “his own worst enemy.” The maddening tweets that so confound his journalistic adversaries have often served to alienate potential supporters and undermine his own best efforts.
But what The Donald has accomplished during four years when the entire governmental, media, and corporate power structures were aligned against him — and most of the Republican Party as well — cannot be seen as anything but dazzling.
That he was brought down by deception is a national tragedy.
Personally, Trump has struck me as a man on a journey. His history of high living and serial matrimony gave no hint that he would be a pro-life hero and champion of religious liberty. Yet, he has involved himself more directly in these great moral struggles than any other President (Ronald Ragan included).
And no, Evangelicals don’t worship The Donald or think of him as the equivalent of Jesus. That stupid trope deserves its place in history’s dustbin.
But it is clear that Trump has been a sincerely committed friend to Christians and Jews alike. As he’s grown in that role, he seems to have been trying to define his own spiritual essence. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take up Melania’s Catholic Faith.
The crowning achievement of Trump’s presidency, and the one for which he’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, is the alliance between Israel and the Sunni Arab nations. If, as expected, Joe Biden renews the Iran nuclear deal, Trump’s so-called Abraham Accords may be the only hope of avoiding a war that would inflame the entire Middle East and possibly spread throughout the world.
But there’s even more to The Donald’s credit, much more. The White house has published a listing of Trump Administration accomplishments. Go to the
…and check them out, before the incoming crew tosses them down the memory hole.
As the old saying has it, “No good deed goes unpunished.” And it’s likely that Donald Trump is in for an extended period of legal, business and personal harassment. At a minimum, you can expect everything that goes wrong over the next few years — and there’s gonna be plenty of that — will be blamed on him.
Pray for The Donald and his family.
Pray for our country.
God bless you, Mr. President. And thanks.
UPDATE: The list of Trump accomplishments has been scrubbed from the White House website. George Orwell, call your office.
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