The Obnoxious Show Is Just Beginning
On May 9, a New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of sexual abuse. The verdict for the first time legally brands a former U.S. president as a sexual predator. And this same sexual predator wants to run again for the 2024 U.S. presidency. Let’s keep in mind that Trump is not done with his legal troubles, so stay tuned for more news on that front.
He will compete for the Republican nomination with Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (2017–2018), and Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida—plus other lesser-known contenders and many more to come.
Haley is the former governor of South Carolina (2011–2017), and she is drumming the anti-trans and anti-abortion message in her campaign—an expected move.
DeSantis doesn’t need an introduction; he is responsible for the “Don’t Say Gay” campaign that turned into the Parental Rights in Education bill that he signed into law, which prohibits references and instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity in Florida classrooms. He also opposes including references about slavery in schools—in Florida, more than 500 books were banned from classrooms in 2021 and 2022 alone.
Trump, who occupied the White House from 2017 to 2021, is well known for his disastrous administration, legal problems, misogyny, derogatory comments on almost anybody he doesn’t like, ignorance—remember he advised people to drink chlorine against Covid—and for being the “motivator” of the coup against the political status quo on Jan. 6, 2021, and wanting to stay in the White House despite the results of the 2020 election showing that he lost by more that eight million votes.
Just with this trio we’ll have plenty of a quasi-fascist political show, broadcast widely on Fox News and other fake-news producers, for an audience who love hate rhetoric.
It sounds like our society is going backward. It could be entertaining—even fun—if not being all too real.
Till next month.