Twenty-one has actually started, and God knows what it has in store for us after the Capitol was stormed by the President’s “troops”. But unless we’re in some way beyond belief, The Donald is actually leaving the White House soon and, as much as I hate to admit it, in weird ways, we’re going to miss him. Of course it won’t be much of a relief, his … well, let’s just say him in the rearview mirror. While he was occupying the White House, he was literally hell of Earth. Nonetheless, he was also a figure of remarkable fascination for anyone who thought about this land, or the strangest of all species, humanity and what we can do to ourselves.
Here is my recap of our last Trumpian months (at least for a while). However, when I look back over the past few weeks, you will be surprised that I have no plans to start with the former National Security Advisor to the President 23 days – “You are fired!”) Cum-Convictee-Cum-forgiveness I ask the Donald to explain Martial law;; Nor will I review the president’s endless tweets and fulminations about the “fraudulent” 2020 elections or his mounting lame (ducks!) Attacks on all those he viewed as abandoning his visibly sinking Titanic, including Mitch McConnell (“the first off das Schiff “); I also don’t have the urge to concentrate on the conspiracy congress, the captured the president’s heart (or whatever is in his chest) with their claims of how “Venezuelan” voices set him up; not even his gloomy “vacation trip” to Mar-a-Lago, even his on Christmas Day 309 Visit of the president to a golf course; Nor will I waste time as the Still President of this increasingly dis-United States while Pardon war criminals and pals (as well as random well-connected criminals), has managed to ignore the rest of a country that has slipped into pandemic hell – cases are rising, deaths are rising, hospitals are filling to the brim unmatched on the planet – which he visibly could not have taken care of any less; I won’t even focus on how it got there for Christmas landed precisely on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s position of giving the American people $ 2,000 checks and thus became a volunteer “socialist” for a few days; I won’t even spend time with his one-of-a-kind, either Call for 11,780 votes in Georgia; nor how he urged his followers to “go down to the Capitol” and “fight like hell. ”
Instead, at this worst time of year, I’d like to start with something more forward-looking, some December news that you may have missed in all the darkness and doom. Just in case you didn’t realize 2020 ended in chaos and cacophony as the unsightly president kept sinking us deeper into his own version of the Washington swamp, there were two significantly more forward-looking figures in his circle. I think of his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner who saved $ 30 million on the most exclusive real estate in Florida, a small island with only one 41 apartments Known by locals as the “billionaire bunker”.
They bought a piece of land there where they can probably build the most modest multi-million dollar mansion … but not The hill describe it::
The secluded location is 1.8 acres and offers 200 feet of boardwalk and “breathtaking sunset views”. A property listing called it an “amazing lot” and said, “This sprawling lot offers a rare opportunity to build your dream waterfront property.” The listing shows that the island of Miami “has its private country club and golf course, police force and the armed boat patrol around the clock is one of the most exclusive and private areas in the world ”.
And even better, despite being right off the Miami coast, it’s only 60 miles from what they hope the alternative White House will be for the next four years, Mar-a-Lago.
The future in Trump style
For me, amid the chaos of the Trump presidency at the end of the year, nothing could better capture the essential spirit of the past four years than this largely overlooked news. Let’s start at the end, so to speak. Instead of continually pondering a lost election like you-know-who, Ivanka and Jared, both key advisers to the president, will instead put millions of dollars in what could be viewed as a personal investment in the future of this off-island island Florida south coast.
When it comes to the planet, this sums up what has been going on for long-term thinking in the Trump White House since January 2017. After all, the most notable thing about the south coast of Florida when you’re at an investing (and lifestyle) vibe is: When the world’s sea level rises (always more steep, in fact) one of the most thanks to climate change endangered places in the United States is that very coast. There have already been floods in the region ascending and significant parts of it could be underwater 2050 Residents will be washed out of their homes long before that – and no personal police or patrol boats will be able to protect Ivanka and Jared from such global attacks. Even Donald Trump, should he run and win again in 2024, cannot excuse her for this decision.
In other words, the future of these two important Trump family members is a living example of what is commonly referred to as climate denialism in our world. That said, the “kids” offered their own $ 30 million recap of the four-year environmental record of a 74-year-old president who couldn’t imagine the future of anyone but his own.
While climate denial is actually the term typically used for this phenomenon, it fell desperately behind the mark as a descriptor in the Trump years. It is far too limited a way of describing what the US government has actually done. Withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, oil extraction Exploration and Drill in abundance and Deep sixing Trump and his crew have not only denied the obvious reality of climate change (like the west coast) burned in historical fashion and the hurricane season booted dramatically in 2020), but criminal support and support of the phenomenon in every possible way. They actually did their best to set the future of mankind on fire. As I wrote over those years, they literally turned into Pyromaniac just as they introduced themselves as the president proudly let go Put it“American Energy Dominance”. The promotional phrase they used for their fossil fuel policy was, “The golden era of American energy is now underway” – that golden glow is believed to be the flame that is leaking from our overheated planet.
So an island threatened by climate change? Why should one even imagine such a future? In fact, the president made this point all too vivid when it came to Tangier Island, a 1.3 square mile point in the middle of Chesapeake Bay that is threatened by global warming and erosion and is expected to be gone by 2050, the president’s 2017 called the mayor of his city (after CNN published a story about the growing troubles of this Trump-loving island). He assured him, as the mayor reported, that “we shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels. He said,” Your island has been there for hundreds of years and I believe your island will be there for hundreds of years. ”
IED- ing the American system
And, of course, we mustn’t forget that losing $ 30 million is just another day in the office for the president’s daughter and son-in-law. They clearly follow the tradition of Bankrupt who has similarly dumped dough to his heart’s content while others repeatedly hold the bag for his multiple business failures. (Undoubtedly, this is something the American people will see when they finally jump ship on January 20th, and no doubt leaves the rest of us in the same bag.) Sorry, but that $ 30 million dropped on fancy property – someday as water – should remind us that this is a crew that already has both money (of any questionable kind) and at least in the President’s case , staggering hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. It should also remind us that we are dealing with families that are obviously full Grifter and one now pardoned criminal, also.
Make no mistake, from the moment Donald Trump walked into the White House, he was already that country’s commander in chief. Back when he ran for president for the first time, it was no secret to his ever-loyal “base”, the millions of voters who had chosen him at the time and stayed with him no matter what. As I wrote in this distant election season 2016,
Americans love a cheater. In the past we have often admired someone who wants to play the system and beat it successfully, be it in a trust game or through criminal activity. [At] The first presidential debate … Trump essentially admitted that in a few years he didn’t pay taxes (“that makes me smart”) and that he played the tax system for everything it was worth … I guarantee you Trump will feel it that he is deep down the Mississippi of American politics with such statements and that a surprising number of voters will admire him for it (whether they admit it or not). After all, he beat the system even if they didn’t.
And admire him for having done it and still doing it. He was chosen for precisely these reasons and despite his loss in 2020 (with an amazing 74 million voters in a few weeks he will be walking away from the White House with one final scam that will leave him floating in a sea of money for months (years?). Here is how New York Times Reporters Shane Goldmacher and Maggie Haberman describe the situation:
Donald J. Trump is set to leave the White House next month as a private individual, sitting on a pile of campaign money unknown to an outgoing president and with few legal restrictions on how to spend it … Mr. Trump has cushioned the blow by he coaxed huge sums of money out of his loyal followers – often under dubious pretexts – and, together with the national party, raised around 250 million dollars since election day. More than $ 60 million of that sum went to a new political action committee, according to people familiar with the matter, which Mr. Trump will oversee once he leaves office.
In other words, he had a character from his first to the last moment in office and in his own way (just as his followers expected) he beat the system even when faced with it for years possible prosecution come.
Oh, and one more thing when it comes to The Donald. With a future Biden government in mind, you might see him not only as a fraud president, but also as a Taliban president. After all, it’s not only torn, it’s land-mined, or, in Taliban terms, IED-ed both Federal government, including the “deep state” he has always denounced and the American system of government. (“These Fake choice can no longer stand ”). And those improvised explosive devices or IEDs that he and his crew buried in this system, be it in relation to Health care, the Surroundings, or whatever you put it, are likely to go off in unexpected moments for months, if not years.
So if you say so long, farewell, Goodbye, Adieu If you know who, their kids, and their friends, you will likely never say goodbye. Not really. Thanks to this over $ 60 million fund, his base, and all of those landmines (which we don’t even know are still there), he will be with us for years in one form or another (the disaster) to come – him , his children and this island that unfortunately just won’t sink fast enough.
Like it or not, after these last four years, Donald Trump has proven to be media heaven and living hell whatever the Biden era has in store for us. It’s going to be quite a job in a world that takes so much more to destroy the American system after he leaves the White House (especially if McConnell and the crew are still in place). Rely on one thing: We will not forget The Donald anytime soon. And give him credit where it’s due. There is undeniable that in just four years he has helped us lead us into a new American world that couldn’t be more overheated or overwhelming.