The policy followed by the current North American administration to face COVID 19 pandemic it’s starting to show satisfactory results. Everything indicates that the cases of contagion have decreased, hospitalizations have decreased and statistics of new deaths drop dramatically as more Americans are vaccinated.
However, the government lead by Joe Biden doesn’t seem to have had the same luck to contain that other pandemic that plagues the United States spread by his predecessor in the White House Donald Trump: the epidemic of lies.
In his first public appearance, after he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, former President Donald Trump returned to the electoral campaign for the 2021 elections to claim that his defeat in the elections was fraudulent.
His latest statements on the subject took place last Saturday at the North Carolina Republican convention in Greenville, where he insisted, again, that the 2020 election race was stolen and corrupt.
After bragging about the role of his administration in developing the coronavirus vaccine and also attacking the foreign policy, and the energy and immigration policies of Biden’s administration, he again insisted on the lie of electoral fraud.
"The evidence is too big to even mention," he said.
According to him, the dead had voted in the last election, Facebook had encouraged voting campaigns in liberal places, and "Indians" (apparently referring to Native Americans) had been paid to vote.
"It was a third world election like we have never seen before," said former president, quoted by POLITICO.
And after applauding the audits of the 2020 election results, which were taking place in various states, he mocked at the idea that all of this was subversive and problematic for society.
"I'm not the one trying to undermine democracy," Trump said as the crowd rose to its feet. "I am the one who’s trying to save her."
According to testimonies from some of his advisers offered by him to the Post, the former president is still obsessed with the 2020 elections and talking him out of the idea that he lost is like "spitting against the wind."
He insists on believing that the non-existent possibility that the reviews and audits of the ballots promoted by his supporters can still prove that he won and cancel the elections in his favor and return to the White House.
Such nonsense were confirmed yesterday in an opinion column published in the Los Angeles Times under the title "Trump and his Republican followers fight desperately for a coup d’état" where it’s stated that: "The United States and the world remain incredulous, step by step, the intense preparation, openly, of a new coup attempt by Donald Trump, with the full support of Republicans determined to do "whatever is necessary" to "reinstate" the former president, annulling the result of last November elections, based on the vote count of private companies in Arizona, Georgia, and possibly Pennsylvania. "
To that end, both the former president and the most loyal Republican legislators have propagated the unfounded version that the Supreme Court of the Nation would reinstate Donald Trump in the White House, before the Labor Day weekend.
In his desire to return as quickly as possible to the White House – let’s remember that 30 civil and criminal investigations are pending against Trump that could make him the first former president sentenced to prison - he urges the Republicans who support him, to "find credible arguments" such as the alleged "printing of ballots in China, with bamboo residues" and that his fanatical followers say "were thrown from a plane" in Arizona.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Trump repeatedly assures Republicans, who have contributed to a $ 31 million fund, that he will be reinstated as president in August.
The credibility of the nearly 73 million voters who support him, prone to believe any fallacy about the alleged "electoral fraud" and "theft of the presidency", have raised the alarm about the tensions and violence that such lies could unleash in the country.
Proof of this is that last Friday, even El Nuevo Herald, which is not at all a sanctuary of truth - its editorial policy has among its usual guidelines lying about Cuba - came to call the anti-Cuban senators María Elvira Salazar, and Mario Díaz-Balart shameless for serving as media repeaters of the theories of falsehoods spread by Trump.
The warnings of the press are more than justified considering that at a Qanon organization convention, retired General Michael Flynn, who was Trump's first National Security Advisor, said that “there was no reason why the fact that a coup similar to that of Myanmar could not be carried out in the United States "" to remove President Joe Biden and reinstate Donald Trump, "a statement that he later tried to deny through social networks.
According to columnist Gregorio A. Meraz, among other reasons: "frustrated because in just 6 months, Democratic President Joe Biden pushes the United States towards control of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump tries to block it by all means necessary."
The current administration is aware of the threat. In his speech for the centennial of the racial massacre in Greenwood, Biden assured that the deadliest threat looming over the United States today is neither ISIS nor Al Qaeda, but white supremacism.
Now we just have to wait and see what will be the measures that the Democratic government will take to contain, in the coming months –best case scenario -, a rebirth of hatred and sedition in the style of that which occurred on January 6th in the so-called Mecca of American democracy: the Washington Capitol.
Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff