The Trump thread may be dead but his legacy lives on...
...he also left a parting reminder of the political power he hopes to wield even after he leaves the White House, “As I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday,” Trump said, “I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning.” —Tessa Berenson
“President Joe Biden isn’t wasting any time in purging the memory of Donald Trump from America’s government, values, diplomacy and psyche.
Every act of Biden’s first day in power repudiates the last four years — from an inaugural address that promised to “defend the truth” and stressed healing over “American carnage” to a blitz of executive orders…
After an interminable two-and-a-half month transition, the transfer of presidential power is brutal and swift. No sooner had Air Force One lifted off to carry Trump to his Elba on the Florida coast (to the final bars of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”) than Biden became POTUS, claimed the presidential "Beast" limousine and Oval Office, and got to work.
From his first moments in office, it was clear that things were very different.
The 46th President paused in his inaugural address to pray for the more than 400,000 people in America who have been killed by Covid-19 -- a sign that the days of ignoring the coronavirus’s threat were over. He went to Arlington National Cemetery with Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, reconvening the club of past presidents in a show of respect for his office.
Installed behind the Resolute desk, Biden signed 17 executive orders that represent the start of an aggressive plan to unpick the Trump presidency. With a stroke of the pen, the US headed back into the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, and rescinded a ban on travelers from mostly Muslim nations. Biden wore a mask in the Oval Office and mandated face coverings in all US federal buildings.
Of course, it’s easy to reset the tone and sign executive orders. To make real progress, he will have to pass legislation in a tightly divided Congress. And millions of Trump fans still wrongly think he stole the election. But to quote another one of Biden’s favorite Irish poets one last time, Wednesday was about showing everything has “changed, changed utterly.”
Democrats Officially Take Control Of The Senate As Ossoff, Padilla, And Warnock Are Sworn In
Chuck Schumer will give his first speech as majority leader today and alerted Senators that there might be a vote as soon as tonight.
As big as Biden’s win was for the country, the Democrats taking control of the Senate will likely yield immediate results for the American people. Democrats are in charge now. The Senate as a 50/50 split is not always going to be easier, but so many more doors are open to progress that would have been slammed shut if Mitch McConnell kept the Senate majority…
Boris Johnson promises fresh method of obsequious arse-licking towards Biden administration..
“The Prime Minister has stated it was time to move beyond the toadying he displayed for Donald Trump and that he was keen to grovel pathetically for a brand new president so as to maintain the cringe-inducing servility that the UK somehow thinks is a foreign policy…
The Prime Minister has stated it was time to move beyond the toadying he displayed for Donald Trump and that he was keen to grovel pathetically for a brand new president so as to maintain the cringe-inducing servility that the UK somehow thinks is a foreign policy.
Its not the here and now for President Biden, its 6 or 12 months down the line that counts.
Anything he chooses to implement will take time to hit the streets, he like all current leaders have the hardest task they'll ever need to face......Covid. Heard him say that the US can expect to reach the 500,000 death toll next month, terrible.
My dad at 78 was sharp, clever, wise, had a good moral compass and judgement and had learned a lot of things through his life and still had another 16 years of living to do. I'd have voted for him to be President (except he wasn't American!). Biden is steeped in the Capitol and how it works which has to be essential given the bad handover they were given.
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.
Donations from anonymous sources? If anonymous then how can anyone claim they came from questionable sources? Seems Trumpeters are already spreading their propaganda.
Have we forgotten that Trump’s own campaign donations were looted for the benefit of Trump, family & friends?
And back to Hunter again! I’ve seen nothing to say that he is part of the new administration or that he has committed any malfeasance - the Ukraine conspiracy was well debunked. Just another attempted Trumpeter smear campaign.
Biden is no Trump – he’s making all the right moves and hasn’t played golf once since taking office!
Republicans Side With COVID And Plan To Sue Biden Over Masks
Biden has called mask wearing a patriotic act. If this is true, the Republican position is to remain the anti-America party. One does not have the personal liberty to make others sick or kill them through their refusal to wear a mask. A person who does not wear a mask infringes on the personal liberty of others.
Donald Trump is gone, but nothing has changed within the Republican Party. Republicans aren’t going to change their attitude and work for the good of the country.
Joe Biden Has Erased Much Of Trump’s Presidency In Less Than A Week
In less than a week, President Biden has erased most of the policies of Donald Trump’s failed presidency.
The latest to bite the dust was Trump’s transgender military ban.
President Biden has done more good for the country in less than a week than Trump did in four years. The Trump presidency, and its many bad policies and mistakes, are systemically being reversed. The transgender military ban was a cynical attempt to pander to far-right evangelicals.
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump “has to happen”, Joe Biden told CNN on Monday...
The US House on Monday delivered its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for Trump’s second impeachment trial and the first ever Senate trial of a former US president...