The Oasis Reporters
November 10, 2020
While US President Donald Trump might be waiting to take back the presidency he believes is his own for yet another four years from the Supreme Court of Justice, global leaders are doing their best to move beyond him by subtly hinting that the biggest hindrance to his non acceptance of the stark reality is his oversized ego and sense of humiliation that the majority of Americans handed him.
Something like massaging the ego, yet hissing under their breath, “get your a*se outta here” kind of tone.
In Angela Merkel’s congratulatory message to Joe Biden as the US President-elect and Kamala Harris as the Vice president-elect as well as being the first female vice president in US history, she made her points clear :
“The American people have made their decision. Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States… Our transatlantic friendship is indispensable if we are to deal with the challenges of our time”
In other words, Trump is history.
At retweeting an indication that Trump would not run again in 2023, Chancellor Merkel wrote an emphatic, “Good” !
She further tweeted thus, “USA, and a bit all over the world, to distinguish truth from lies online. Otherwise we will have manipulated protesters, and protests that can easily escalate into conflict. Democracy doesn’t need that.”
She was ‘Quote Tweeting’ Donie O’Sullivan
@donie on Nov 9 that “Misinformed through social media, Trump supporters take to the streets to challenge election result https://cnn.com/2020/11/08/tech/trump-election-protest/index.html “
French president Emmanuel Macron whose relationship with President Trump that was not exactly too smooth sailing sent his own tweet too, that is particularly telling and subtly reminding Trump of the course open to him.
And listen to @Senechalopera belt out The Star Spangled banner, to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as president, like you’ve never heard before, from a Paris balcony. Such a show is looking forward to Biden and hoping to see the back of Trump, in the French way.
🇺🇸🔊🇫🇷 The Star-Spangled Banner as you've never heard it before! Performed during coronavirus lockdown from a Paris balcony by opera star @SenechalOpera to celebrate the victory of @JoeBiden #USElection2020 #JoeBiden #F24 pic.twitter.com/FvzrMvrJVe— Stuart Norval (@StuartNorval) November 10, 2020
Another important ally of the US is the United Kingdom. From October 31 till the time of putting this report together, all of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tweets have been centred on the challenge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, except one on November 7.
And it congratulates Joe Biden, recognizing his election and looking forward to working together on shared values.
Quite a blow really, to the ego of Trump, because Boris Johnson is considered as one man that the US President would view as a friend and a close ally.
We sought the extensive views of Barr. Emmanuel Ogebe in Washington on how the US judiciary views election matters:
“Having learnt the hard way that politics is mathematics not grammatics or dramatics, I want to urge us further not to perpetuate self-deceit. There is no court verdict coming to overturn a presidential election in US. Presidents are elected by the people not imposed by the courts.
I was legal adviser to the Ford Team of Observers of Gore v Bush 2000 election – the only election matter to go to the Supreme Court. The fact of the case was that the Supreme Court wasn’t really interested in hearing the case. They actually referred it back to Florida Court to retry and at that point Al Gore as the Vice President, conceded the election rather than drag the matter.
Although Trump rushed the appointment of a justice to the Supreme Court weeks to the election, no self-respecting justice will bend the election for him.
One of the three he appointed has already ruled against him in an unrelated manner and various courts have tossed out several of the election challenges he just filed. Let’s refocus now. This one has passed. Too much time has been wasted on a heroic failure”.
Meanwhile, President Trump has fired his Defense Secretary, tweeting that “Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service”. This is happening two months and ten days to the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Then Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump says he is “pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately..
…Chris will do a GREAT job “.
It is believed in Washington circles that Chris Miller is slightly lacking in enough experience to stand eyeball to eyeball to Trump, unlike Mark Esper.
Many watchers of US politics are hoping that Melanie Trump’s pressure on her husband would be further increased to persuade him to save America the unprecedented stress of election litigation.