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Trump Defeat

EDITOR, The Tribune.

The United States of America, the greatest democracy in the history of human civilization, currently had its democracy under siege by rabid Republican supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. According to CNN – no friend of Trump, mind you – Wednesday, January 6, marked the first time since the War of 1812 when the British overran the U.S. Capitol in 1814, that the legislative chambers of Congress were overrun by hostile forces. Two-hundred and seven years later Congress would once again be invaded, but this time by Americans – thousands of irate Trump supporters. In their warped thinking, their acts of mob violence and intimidation in attempting to stop the ceremonial Electoral College vote count were their last ditch efforts at overturning the November 3, 2020 election results, that catapulted then Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden to victory.

Obviously, democracy prevailed over mob violence. President-elect Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr has been certified by Congress, with Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both taking part in the process, leaving their future in the Republican Party in doubt after committing what many diehard Trump supporters view as an act of betrayal. As for Trump’s image in The Bahamas, many Bahamians wanted him gone, and are currently salivating over his election defeat. I was not one of them. Trump not being in the White House will not bode well for The Bahamas. I am convinced that in the coming years, God willing, anti-Trump Bahamians will eventually rue the day Trump lost the Presidential election.

Make no mistake about it, Trump, notwithstanding his penchant for committing boneheaded gaffes, like saying in September of 2019 that The Bahamas is full of very bad gangsters, was good for this country and the entire Caribbean. Bahamian Ambassador to the United States Sidney Collie’s 2017 claim that “Trump loves The Bahamas” should have offset the unfortunate gangster remarks. Before the convenient and suspicious arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020, the American economy was performing at historic levels, with record low unemployment numbers, even within the African American community. America’s unprecedented prosperity under Trump had trickled down to The Bahamas, to the extent that the year 2019 saw a record number of tourists, over seven million to be exact, vacationing here. Moreover, this overwhelming success in the tourism sector would lead to a prominent travel website awarding The Bahamas in 2018 with the Best Caribbean Destination and Best Caribbean Tourism Minister Awards.

COVID-19 threw a seemingly deliberate monkey wrench in the Trump camp’s plans at being re-elected. That, coupled with the race riots across the United States subsequent to the murder of George Floyd, was too much for Trump to overcome. Like the angry Trump demonstrators who overran Capitol Hill, I too was very saddened by the election results. But at the end of the day, we must abide by the results. Trump’s legal team has failed to provide sufficient proof of widespread election fraud. Biden won 306 or 51.4 percent of the electoral votes to Trump’s 232 or 47.9 percent. Despite all the chatter within the Trump campaign, that margin of victory is simply too much to overcome in the courts. The time has come for Trump supporters to accept the results and move on.

KEVIN EVANS

Freeport, Grand Bahama.

January 7, 2021.

Comments

GodSpeed 1 week, 5 days ago

John Sullivan, an anti-Trump leader in BLM is ON CAMERA at the head of the group that stormed the Capitol. He recorded himself while encouraging Trump supporters to "Burn the building down". Other BLM and Antifa members were identified as well. Of course the media aware that one of their allies was identified, interviewed Mr. Sullivan on CNN. There he claimed he was "documenting", they failed to ask him about the statements made on video egging on Trump supporters to commit arson however. Now why would violent BLM and Antifa rioters who burned America down throughout all of 2020 go and mingle with these "violent racist" Trump Supporters? It is called being an "agent provocateur".

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Proguing 1 week, 4 days ago

Yep and since it was not on CNN, proudblabla does not believe it...

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Bobsyeruncle 1 week, 4 days ago

Those are 1 week old conspiracy theories now. Even Fox News and the Republican House Leader (McCarthy) are now saying there is no evidence of Antifa & BLM. At some point you have to ask yourself if you trust your source of information. Hopefully you're not talking about the guy with the so called Antifa tattoo, which as both my young adult boys informed me, is actually a tattooed symbol from the video game Dishonored.

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Bobsyeruncle 1 week, 4 days ago

And yes, Sullivan, should be treated no different than any of the others who stormed the Capitol. As far as I'm aware he was the only left wing activist that has so far been proven to have been there. Stop trying to deflect the blame on to left wingers.

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GodSpeed 1 week, 4 days ago

He's the only left wing activist we know about since he is a prominent figure. But there was a call to action for Antifa and BLM to infiltrate the Trump supporter protest.

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Bobsyeruncle 1 week, 4 days ago

I'm not aware of any credible source that says there was a call to action. I can totally see a counter protest happening just like there is at all political rallies. But, trying to hand off the blame to other political movements for what happened is disgraceful, and cowardly.

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GodSpeed 1 week, 4 days ago

Yes, yes, everything the MSM doesn't like is a "conspiracy theory"... even though if you took 5 seconds to look it up for yourself you'd the evidence yourself. When will you get that the MSM has 0 credibility? I already mentioned the name of the BLM leader, just go look it up.

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Bobsyeruncle 1 week, 4 days ago

At least we agree on your point regarding MSM credibility. Although, saying everything MSM doesn't like is a 'conspiracy theory' is a little far-fetched. I think it is true some of the time but not all the time.

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GodSpeed 1 week, 4 days ago

John Sullivan BLM leader dressing up as a Trump Supporter: https://imgur.com/KMRQlg7">https://imgur.com/KMRQlg7

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Bobsyeruncle 1 week, 4 days ago

Yup, I never said it wasn't true. He's a douchebag too.

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proudloudandfnm 1 week, 5 days ago

Worst president in history. There has never been a bigger peice of garbage in the oval office... Most embarrassing four year term in US history...

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Dawes 1 week, 4 days ago

Ahh yet again you showing your hatred for Trump. based on what you said the rest of time's in US history was all roses. That's good to hear.

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tribanon 1 week, 4 days ago

You're a shining example of what TDS does to the mind. lol

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Dawes 1 week, 4 days ago

Never said i was a supporter of Trump, all i have done is point out a number of times where the US was more embarrassing then the last 4 years. You, in your hatred of Trump have decided that they weren't that bad compared to now. All you have done is show your complete lack of objectivity, due to your problems with Trump.

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Proguing 1 week, 4 days ago

Oh yes a Bahamian leftie. You must be an ex-Vanguard member...

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Proguing 1 week, 4 days ago

Yes no new wars and many peace treaties signed, no attacks on our sovereignty with blacklists, very, very bad...

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themessenger 1 week, 4 days ago

It will be interesting to see how many of Trump's colleagues in the Senate and the House vote for his impeachment later today, the rats have been jumping ship for days now Lol. Even Ted Cruze who previously kissed the arse that shat on him and his family has abandoned his clay-footed idol. Hilarious!

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proudloudandfnm 1 week, 4 days ago

The only president in history to be impeached twice.

Says it all...

Worst president of all time.

Dumbest president of all time...

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GodSpeed 1 week, 4 days ago

you really should lay off the CNN and MSNBC because your TDS seems severe.

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proudloudandfnm 1 week, 4 days ago

TDS is a trumpie disease. Obviously. Lol. You have to deranged to still support that scumbag...

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GodSpeed 1 week, 4 days ago

Yes I know, Orange Man Bad 🙄

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Proguing 1 week, 4 days ago

Right, so if Republicans impeach Robinette Biden three times, he will automatically be worse than Trump according to you. What a great political analysis!

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proudloudandfnm 1 week, 4 days ago

Little FYI for everybody.

When the dems vote to impeach today it takes trump's ability to pardon the morons that rioted last week away...

I hope every one of those racist rednecks go to jail...

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