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Dince November 3, the Trump presidency has hesitated between drama and buffoonery. The Beaten is spreading e-mail after e-mail saying the hour is grave with Churchillian overtones. There he denounces, while asking for money from his followers, the limitless villainy of the Democrats, of whom we do not really see what we could do except to embellish them all, or else torture them a little bit for the example, then he goes golfing.

What remains to him of lawyers trumpet morning and evening that a conspiracy of historical dimension is about to be brought to light. That an electoral fraud passing through Venezuela, China, Cuba, Spain and Germany (we personally deplore the absence of North Korea), deprived the president of his victory. That Democrats are unable to demonstrate that they did not cheat, as if the burden of proof was on them.

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Donald Trump no longer governs, or almost. His official agenda is empty every other day. He briefly attended the virtual G20 summit on Saturday, November 21, to express his good feelings about the President of the United States, then set off with a full crew to the Virginia greens while his peers debated a tinkering, the Covid-19 pandemic.

He no longer has his head in state affairs, after nearly four years of part-time work, because he is consumed by a defeat that he wants to be able to push back by denying it. Left to its own devices, its administration has a few people condemned to death executed, in defiance of the truce usually respected in times of transition, because the president likes it. She’s picking up the pace to start oil drilling in an Alaskan natural sanctuary because he’s keen on it too. And she announces, to the chagrin of the Federal Reserve, the interruption of programs to support the economy, so that his successor begins his mandate in the worst conditions.

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Nothing of a democracy

It is the hour when we burn what can be burnt and trap what lends itself to it. We will not be surprised if, on the morning of January 20, the president toured the West Wing offices to pull out the plugs and smash the telephone switchboard with a golf club before pouring waste oil on the tiled vestibule.

The defeat does not reveal anything more than the presidency has not brought to light. Donald Trump hardly mentioned democracy in his speeches because he does not like its principles and its laws. When he was beaten by Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa, during the first stage of the Republican primaries, in February 2016, he quickly denounced cheating. Then he had assured months during that his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, could only triumph in this way, just like Joe Biden four years later.

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