From Trump To Biden Presidency, Have Things Already Changed For The Better In The United States?

Many Americans considered the last US presidential elections to be a historic one for their country. For one obvious reason, the elections held last year was the only one in modern history to take place in the middle of a global crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the commencement of the campaign period for the candidates in 2020 elections, former US president Donald Trump attempted to postpone the polls as the coronavirus pandemic rages on across the United States. Sure, this appeared to be an acceptable reason to postpone the election, but the American people voiced out their willingness to push through with it, claiming that the nation needs to elect a new leader to fix everything that has been destroyed in the last four years of the Trump presidency.

Then, it came the election day, and after the long hours of waiting, the current president of the United States, Joe Biden, was officially proclaimed as the winner. The people has high hopes that President Biden will be everything that former President Trump was not. This includes the number of measures that Trump made as president towards immigrants, as well as addressing the growing number of joblessness and criminality in the country.

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Three Months Into Biden Administration, Changes Are Not Felt, Maybe Yet

The importance of the election day was stressed out last year by the American people, as they were simply not impressed by how their former leaders were solving the crises plaguing the country. Now, with Joe Biden as the new president, we will see if the Americans clamoring for positive change will happen, as what they have hoped for in the last year’s elections.

It is not really fair to be giving our a grade to the performance of the Biden administration, when the current POTUS has only been sitting in office for three months.

Nonetheless, we can see his real agendas with the very first actions that he has done as the most powerful person in the United States. The first remarkable thing that he did was to deploy public health experts and medical professionals in the COVID-19 task force, which is great because this would make sure that the country is going towards the right path in fighting the pandemic.

Although, some people have noticed that President Biden has yet to fulfill his promises during the last campaign period, which are mostly about undoing the damaging measures that former President Trump had implemented. For starters, the inhumane treatment of the illegal immigrants in detention camps in www.cocafish.com is said to be continuing as of this moment, particularly the caging of little migrant kids who were separated from their parents at such a young and helpless age.

What is There to Like About Biden? or Trump?

Biden builds his campaign by hosting small and socially distanced campaign events, whilst sending populist economic messages in courting all types of voters. Trump’s campaign on the other hand, are built on waging personal attacks and making fun of Biden to amuse his supporters; claiming without any evidence that his Democratic rival would delay the vaccine and “prolong the pandemic.”

Yet even as different polls tell us that Biden is leading, the memories of the 2016 elections still hang in the political air. That is why Democrats cannot rest until after the outcome of the November election; or should they, if ever Trump gets re-elected?

Even if Trump does not have any policies or plans to discuss, nor has taken solid actions in addressing the pandemic other than make promises about a forthcoming vaccine, many of his supporters still come out in droves. While Trump is still making promises about healthcare plans and at the same time dismantling the existing Affordable Care Act that the less privileged found beneficial, we still cannot say for sure that Trump will not be re-elected.

Apparently, the outcome of the November 2020 election will define us as a nation. Either as a group of people with strong political will to change things for the good of all; or as a country where falsehoods, racism, social inequality, despotism and lack of concern for the environment is the prevailing political mandate.

What is there to like about Joe Biden that he will be able to unify a divided country to work together? What is there to like about Trump that will change my mind in voting for Biden? There’s a quick answer to the latter question: Nothing.

Citing Examples of What to Like About Biden

Although Biden appeared to be just a bungling old politician prone to committing gaffes and forgetting things during the race for nomination as presidential Democratic candidate, he still won over younger and seemingly wiser contenders. Even if Biden was not my personal choice, one thing I came to like about Joe Biden is that he was able to transform into a competent and formidable opponent in facing Trump.

Apparently, Biden possesses one of the important qualities that make a great leader. That of listening to reason and of heeding reasonable advice, which Trump obviously lacks.

Another thing I came to like about Biden is seeing him lay the ground for unification, starting with his rivals in the contest for Democratic nomination. He has been working with his closest rivals, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in formulating policies that he will present to the nation.

This Democratic presidential candidate carefully mulled over his choice of Vice Presidential candidate in choosing Senator Kamala Harris; despite the latter’s aggressive stance toward him in one of the Democratic debates. He checkmarked Sen. Harris’ qualities as a potential partner who will help him carry out plans for the good of the American people, and not for his personal enrichment.

During the disastrous debate between him and Trump, Biden showed temperament and ability to present himself as an unwavering target of a political bully. Qualities that will make him appear respectable when convening with other world leaders, instead of being the center of jokes like Trump was. Yes, aside from the policies Joe Biden presented, there are a lot of examples of things to like about him.