Final in my list of Trump’s damages to the U.S. is his attempt to overthrow the 2020 election in which he was defeated and Joe Biden was elected president. Well before the election, Trump claimed it was “rigged” against him. Despite plentiful evidence that the election was free and fair and that Biden won by a considerable margin, Trump continues to maintain, even to this day, that Biden’s win was due to “fraud.”
The American Republican Party, to its shame, has chosen to remain faithful to Trump and to insist that he really won the election. According to U.S. News and World Report, most Republicans and supporters of Donald Trump don’t believe the 2020 election results were counted legitimately. That leads to worldwide distrust of American democracy and weakens the U.S.’s role as a world leader.
Once again, Trump’s behavior has undermined the U.S. in ways that will continue to hurt us far into the future. As I said the beginning of this series of blog posts, as time goes on, the damage that Donald Trump inflicted on the U.S. becomes more apparent.
It’s up to us, American citizens, to repair Trump’s damage and restore our nation. Most of that work still lies ahead of us. Let’s get on with it!