We can be very short. His administration had very few pros but many cons. They just winged it but, when it came to lying, they were really top-notch.
His (mis)leading trademark became his dishonesty and unreliability.
A master con artist, he convinced psychiatrists that he’s crazy and intellectuals that he’s stupid, while he’s simply evil (and lazy).
There has not been a US president with such a rich legacy. All misleading aside, the ‘best’ thing that he did was to give a gigantic tax break to the super-rich. He enlarged the deficit for ten years to come, forever showing that the Republicans are not for deficit control. For this greed alone, the Republican Party threw away all integrity, all civility, and all principles.
When he said to the neo-Nazi Proud Boys to ‘stand down and stand by,’ they heard him say: I need you soon. Shockingly, yesterday, he did it again. He released a Statement: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.” Only a word artist can value the ambiguity. He left unclear if he rejects all violence or rejects this declaration against the violence.
When he reads a highly scripted speech from a teleprompter, and is busy being ‘presidential,’ his fans understand that he was forced to read that but that he, obviously, doesn’t think like that. It’s part of his unending double-talk act: He does one thing and then says the exact opposite. But then the damage is done already of which he undoes nothing.
His second ‘presidential’ declaration against violence, aired during the vote to impeach him, looked less a hostage tape than the first one but, it’s still an uncomfortable Trump reading from a teleprompter. When saying: ‘I cannot emphasize enough that I’m against violence,’ he skipped ‘enough.’
He did not step back from his claim that his election ‘victory’ was stolen from him and that with weakness, nothing with be accomplished.
He didn’t disavow his ‘We love you and you are very special’ which he said to the mob while they were violating the Capitol and the people inside.
Almost all the offenses attributed to the mob that stormed the Capitol were Federal crimes. Exactly what Trump can pardon them for. But, most likely, he will only pardon Giuliani and the like, the big ones, and leave the smaller folks to fend for themselves — the hallmark of his presidency.
However, Trump has more tools than just sweet-talking people he violated. He pretends to be angry with Giuliani just not to pay him.
For many people in the US and around the globe, Trump compares to Biden as falling into a field of cactuses and getting a fabulous massage.
For Biden, to heal the rift in the nation won’t be a problem. It’s rather, to stop a sizable number of emboldened neo-Nazis and White supremacist.
Don’t ask what you country can do for you but what it can do to you.