Armstrong Williams (26543)
Armstrong Williams

The election is over and Joe Biden is in the White House and Donald Trump has returned back to his home in Florida. While vocally unhappy with the outcome, Trump didn’t refuse to leave DC as suggested by Forbes senior contributor, Jack Kelly. In the wake of the election, Trump has been banned from every major social media site and, as of now, has remained remarkably quiet. It goes without saying that losing isn’t something that he wanted and I’m sure he’s still dealing with his new reality of being a former president. But just as it’s his reality, it is also ours, which begs the question, why are Democrats and some media journalists and pundits, still obsessing over Trump?

For some inexplicable reason, Democrats in the House and Senate can’t seem to move beyond Trump, despite maintaining the House, winning the Senate and the presidency. They assured the American people that if they were to win, their primary focus would be governing, but clearly, that isn’t the case at all. Instead, less than a few weeks into the new term, their primary focus appears to be embarrassing President Trump and playing partisan politics.

President Biden ran on and campaigned on the promise of restoring America’s soul, but if his intentions and goals are to be believed by all Americans of every stripe, then the president must ask his party to move on and to focus on healing the country. Not only is there no legal precedent, attempting to impeach Donald Trump after he’s left office doesn’t signal wanting to heal the country, nor does it help move us forward. Instead, it’s a divisive political stunt by Democrats that will only cause more partisan division. It will have an adverse effect on Biden’s purported goal. Instead, it will do nothing but enrage Republicans and Trump’s base who are just finally beginning to accept the reality that President Trump is now a former president.

This is nothing more than political pettiness and it makes the Democrats look childish. Despite winning, despite the political winds blowing against their sail, it’s still not enough; that is how some Americans will interpret their obsessive focus on impeaching a former president. It certainly won’t sit well with independent voters come the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election. It will appear that Democrats are going after Trump despite winning; it will come off as petty and political and is not in sync with Biden’s goal of bringing the country together.

From the moment Donald Trump was sworn in, Democrats and the media talked about how divisive Trump would be for America. Throughout the Trump presidency, all we read and all we were repeatedly told was that Trump divided America. Despite no longer being president, that message continues. A recent CNN piece stated that Trump left the nation at its most divided since the Civil War. The Civil War, which nearly destroyed our young nation, left 620,000 dead. We’re nowhere near as divided as that moment and to make such a comparison is precisely why so many Americans have frankly lost faith in our media and political system as a whole. It is for this reason that Trump was ever elected and if the Democrats want to continue their success in elections they must course correct!

Going after Trump is fruitless and yields nothing to Democrats or America. It does nothing to move the nation forward, nor does it help heal the recent wounds of the election, arguably the most contentious in modern history. However, if Democrats decide to keep this up, it will cause the House to swing back to Republicans, and it will make Biden’s ability to govern difficult as he’ll likely lose the trust of those who supported him. Americans forgive, and while it may take a while for many Republicans to adjust to this new reality, they will, and they’ll give Biden the benefit of the doubt despite differences, to do what’s in the best interest of the country. However, continuing down this path will destroy that chance from ever happening.

I want to see this nation united just as much as the next person, but I also understand our current predicament and just how volatile things still are. Democrats and the media should leave Trump alone and allow him to move on and decide what his next venture will be. There’s no need to keep living in the past; now is the time to let go and let bygones be bygones. This is what will help bring America together, Republicans and Democrats. Reach across the aisle and tell those Americans still angry and upset that it’s going to be okay and that we have to move forward for the sake of our nation. However, a big part of that is leaving the former president alone. If Biden, the Democrats and the MSM are able to do that, we can genuinely trust that they want to unite Americans, but doing anything differently will only pour fuel on the fire.

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