Four years ago, I, along with most Australians watched with a mixture of amazement, horror and pity as Donald Trump became president of the United States.
This morning I woke to the news that the American people in a record voter turnout have declared by an unambiguous margin that Donald Trump is a loser.
Hi Lachlan, I enjoy your website, but leave politics out of it. “Most Australians” were not against Trump. In fact you should check his achievements. I was impressed by his “USA First” policy where he stood up to China and also encouraged american companies not to send their manufacturing to Mexico for example.
I’m glad you enjoy my website, but the very title of my website “A bit of this, a bit of that” makes it clear that while I do write a lot about local history, I write about lot of different things that interest me, and that occasionally includes politics.
I find your statement that most Australians were not against Trump is vastly counter to my own experience, where in the last four years I have met just one person who was supportive of Trump. Can you point me to any reputable polling results that support the idea that most Australians were pro-Trump? Speaking of polls, have you heard about the very, very large scale poll conducted in the US on 3 November 2020 where the majority of Americans (by a margin of more than 5 million) opposed Trump?
This reminds me of Wetherall’s law of meta-vegetative reasoning – just because Trump doesn’t like having lost the election, doesn’t mean he didn’t lose the election. Wishful thinking is an insufficient basis to overturn reality.