Trump Was Chosen to Damage America, and He Succeeded

Trump gave Putin exactly what he wanted

Manny Otiko
6 min readDec 17, 2020
Vladimir Putin is warmly welcomed to Japan by President Donald Trump (Shealah Craighead/White House)

The disastrous Trump presidency is coming to an end as chaotic and dysfunctional as the rest of his term. Several government agencies were hit with a widespread cyberattack believed to have been generated from Russia. (The president has said nothing.) And CNN reported that Trump briefly floated the idea of refusing to leave the White House. His staff shot down that scheme. However, it would have been entertaining to watch the former reality TV star frog-marched out of the White House. But Trump will probably leave for Florida over the holiday break and never return to the president’s residence.

But Trump leaves a trail of chaos in his wake. More than 300,000 people are dead from the coronavirus, which he tried to hide. Politico stated Trump loyalists at the Department of Health and Human Services tried to suppress negative information about COVID-19 deaths in the Black community. And even worse, some Trumpists tried to promote the spread of COVID-19 because they believed in the “herd mentality” approach. Dr. Scott Atlas, a kook recruited directly from FOX News, also pushed this idea. Atlas has no background in virology and is a trained radiologist. The Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is a case study in what not to do!

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Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.