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The Lethal Wages of Trump Derangement Madness. by The Elephant's Child
June 7, 2021, 10:04 pm
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At American Greatness, Victor Davis Hanson tackles “The Lethal Wages of Trump Derangement Madness.” Joe Biden has spent most of his presidency so far, in trying desperately to eliminate anything done by Donald Trump. President Trump had some really spectacular accomplishments, saved a lot of lives, improved the lives of a lot of America’s Blacks, and took on the Covid Crisis head on.

We are particularly alert to the impact of the virus. It first appeared in America a few miles north of my house in a Kirkland, Washington nursing home when a visitor from Wuhan, China to relatives there infected the staff, residents and his relatives. President Trump, alerted, promptly halted any flights from China to a great outcry from the press about bigotry, racism and so on. But it was the right thing to do, and undoubtedly saved a lot of lives.

The “Trump Derangement Syndrome” has always mystified me. I have never understood the vitriolic hate. When attacked, he responds. That is not a surprising or a bad thing. If you too have been confused by it all, this may help.

Kamala Harris Did Go to Guatemala today. by The Elephant's Child
June 7, 2021, 9:42 pm
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Kamala Harris did indeed go to Guatemala today. She was met with protesters. This was ostensibly part of her effort to address the “root causes: of migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle (which also includes El Salvador and Honduras). Theoretically one her goals was to drum up investment for the region.

The Wall Street Journal reports lots of glad-handing with politicians, activists and sleezy businessmen who know a bit about political entrepreneurship. Guatemalan politics are highly corrupt, the rule of law doesn’t count for much. Did the visit accomplish anything? Unknown, but she tried. After my previous article, I thought I owed her that.

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