The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election is really going to be a Referendum on Donald Trump's Flawed Character
By Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay
Friday, October 23, 2020
If there is one thing that came out of the two presidential debates this year, it is the unacceptable traits of character for a person in high office that are displayed by Mr. Donald Trump.
During the first debate, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, he interrupted his adversary, Joe Biden, no less than 112 times. This was an unprecedented exercise in bullying never seen before in American politics, or in politics in any other democratic countries.
During the second debate held on Thursday, Oct. 22, it became crystal clear that the Nov. 3rd election of 2020 will be a referendum on the flawed character of the current occupant of the White House. Character is indeed on the ballot this year.
All during the debate, Mr. Trump's body language betrayed him, as he came across as unarticulated and unfocused, while projecting the image of a self-centered, bragging individual.
During the entire debate, indeed, Mr. Trump appeared agitated, stressed, constantly gesticulating with his hands and frowning. Mr. Trump's lack of preparation for a serious debate showed clearly with his constant attempts to talk off topic, in response to the moderator's direct questions.
This time, luckily for viewers, the mechanics of the debate were modified to prevent Mr. Trump's despicable habit of preventing his opponent from speaking, through constant interruptions, (N.B. microphones were muted when it was not one's turn to speak), even though he nevertheless did attempt to do it a few times.
In contrast, Vice-President Joe Biden was composed, calm and confident and projected the image of a winner who knew what he was talking about and had arguments to back it up. Mr. Biden appeared to be a normal, honest, competent and caring person, unlike his opponent, who came out as an unhinged, rambling, incoherent, unethical, insulting, egomaniac person, without an ounce of empathy for anyone, but full of self-pity.
There are enough crazies in less important countries, nowadays, without having one as head of the United States. Americans deserve better. Let us hope there will be a welcoming answer on November 3rd.