Donald Trump is an interesting man to say the least. I'd like to meet him, one day, out of morbid curiosity. I'd like to talk to him, listen to his thoughts, understand him and how he operates until I'd heard enough.
Then I'd like to cave his head in with a brick so he can't do any more damage.
His latest and greatest display of ineptitude and crass, insurmountable hubris has been his debate with Joe Biden, which was described by the New York Times as a "dumpster fire". I, personally, would call it a flaming bag of turds within a dumpster fire, within a trainwreck in Chernobyl. The debate was broadcast a few days before writing, and I thought that condemning the actions of white supremacists was an easy thing to do to gain votes, but it seems that he cant do that without opening his mouth and giving a very clear signal to his goons that he approves of their actions.
I'm going to go ahead and burst any fascist bubbles that may be brewing at the bottom of the rancid political pot, just waiting to rise to the surface and pop, deploying their foul, bitter stench. Donald J. Trump is not a brilliant and cunning mastermind, he is a dolt. His is a towering tangerine turd (being at 1.9m tall, that absolutely has to be a shit-stacking world record).
The debate itself was like watching a 25-car pile up on the M40, as the stupidity on show is not deadly like a knife of a bullet, but like a brick wall across a motorway, and the COVID-19 statistics for the United States agree with me on that. With 7.26 million cases and 207,000 deaths at the time of writing in the USA alone under Donald Trump's administration, it's not hard to see why it was a simple matter for Joe Biden to come out looking class. CNN's Chris Cillizza wrote "Donald Trump's bullying, cajoling and constant interruptions...made the whole affair difficult and confusing to follow". The president's strategy seems to be to take advantage of the American public to assign symmetrical blame to asymmetrical behavior. Trump acts out like the giant child he is, and the public complain about misconduct on both sides meaning that Biden takes the his as well.
But the part of the debate that stood out to most is the eponymous "stand back and stand by", a message to the proud boys, a far-right group in America and one of many white supremacist groups and militias that have risen to cause trouble in the past year of protest and anger. Have no misconception about the idea of this being a "dog whistle" (god I hate that phrase), this is an overt and open invitation of future violence against minorities in the USA. This is an overt approval of everything that these militias have done so far from the highest power in the country.
I think the take-away from this, is that Joe Biden telling Trump to shut up was the finest hour of this debate (even if it was 4 years too late).