Over in the United States of America the country is descending into chaos. But so far the farcical type of chaos as opposed to the violent type of chaos and this is a good thing.
Trump is refusing to concede and still claims that the result is fraudulent. Some heavyweight Republicans, George W Bush being the latest have come out against him. But still there are only very few Republicans who have spoken publicly, what is it with the Republican Party are they that willing to trash America’s democratic norms.
The Republican press conference relating to the election declaration was that Monty Pythonesque John Cleese could only dream of writing it. They wanted to hold the conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia but it appears they were told to get lost.
As Trump had already tweeted the details of the conference they did the next best thing. They went to the Four Seasons Garden Centre also in Philadelphia.
The optics were not optimal. The Garden Centre is located between a crematorium and a sex shop.
Who was dying and who was being screwed is not clear.
Super lawyer Rudy Guliani fronted the conference. He offered exactly, precisely no evidence that wide scale fraud had been happening. You would think that if it was so widespread they would at least have a couple of cases documented by now.
Trump was playing golf at the time.
The Murdoch Press has turned against Trump. It appears that even they have standards.
Even Fox News’ Laura Ingham is urging him to at least change the tone of his comments. From Yahoo News:
If and when it’s time to accept an unfavorable outcome in this election, and we hope it never comes, President Trump needs to do it with the same grace and composure that he demonstrated at that town hall with Savannah Guthrie,” she said Thursday. “President Trump’s legacy will only become more significant if he focuses on moving the country forward.”
And watching the Trumpian response to this is very funny. I wonder where they will go to?
Something similar is happening over here. Judith Collins and Stephen Joyce have both tweeted congratulations to Joe Biden but these simple tweets have attracted some backlash from NZ Trumpians. I hope the SIS is taking note.
And there are rumours that Trump has started negotiating an exit package, presumably with a get out of jail free card. What else would you expect?
The feeling I get so far is that the end of Trump will be a comedic farce. Fingers crossed …