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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:25 PM

'A real mess': Trump is leaving behind crises and undermining Biden before he takes office

When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, the list of crises he will face includes a massive cyber intrusion, a still-raging global pandemic, a slowing economic recovery and a lingering reckoning over the nationís racial tensions.

President Trump is not making his job any easier and, in several ways, appears to be actively making it harder ó going to extraordinary lengths to disrupt and undermine the traditional transition from one administration to another despite the nationís many crises.

Trump has sought to play down or even deny the still-expanding cybersecurity breach that many experts blame on Russia, even as its impact has spread to a growing number of federal agencies. The delayed and turbulent transition process could complicate the Biden administrationís ability to address the challenge and shore up the nationís cyber defenses.

Trump has been far more vocal on other issues that have captured his focus, ranging from baseless claims of election fraud to a rolling purge of administration officials deemed not sufficiently loyal. In his final weeks in office, Trump is making a series of moves aimed at cementing his legacy and handicapping Bidenís presidency ó from abruptly pulling troops from war zones to cracking down on Iran to encouraging the Justice Department to investigate his political enemies.

The result is a situation without precedent in American history: One president ending his term amid crisis is seeking to delegitimize a successor and floating the prospect of mounting a four-year campaign to return to power.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-undermine-biden/2020/12/20/999e2ab8-4152-11eb-9453-fc36ba051781_story.html

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Reply 'A real mess': Trump is leaving behind crises and undermining Biden before he takes office (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2020 OP
NCDem47 Dec 2020 #1
tavernier Dec 2020 #3
Pantagruel Dec 2020 #2
jalan48 Dec 2020 #4
lame54 Dec 2020 #5
NotASurfer Dec 2020 #6

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:33 PM

1. Trump bitched NONSTOP after he took office.

Talking about the mess he inherited from Obama (as if!).

Biden will have too much class and grace to do the same.

Trump knows...oh, he knows...that he was a colossal failure.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:46 PM

3. I am presently reading Obamas book on audible.

Itís like throwing open the doors and windows to a room that has been fouled and soiled for four years.

Iím constantly impressed with president Obamaís intelligence and well spoken narratives... he makes every page interesting, incite full, and informative. After trumpís barely illegible ravings, it just feels so hopeful.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:46 PM

2. The worse things

got in Germany , the easier for Hitler to seize power.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:50 PM

4. Yes. I've also read that the public became fed up with the gridlock of the government and was

willing to accept a strong leader who could make things happen.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:19 PM

5. What Karl Rove claimed(lied) about the Clintons...

But much worse

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:48 PM

6. It's like a movie where the murderer torches the house to cover the crime

Calculating the next administration will have to fight the fires first and have fewer resources to investigate the murder. He, in his own mind, would certainly try to exact revenge on his administration if he were just coming into office so he's using his final days in the bunker to screw things up as much as possible.

I rather suspect it is being done with the usual competence he's demonstrated over the past 4 years, kind of like if the murderer who torched the place also dropped his wallet and turns out to be a felon with a trackable cell phone

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