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'American Carnage' Is Donald Trump's Legacy

Added 01-19-21 11:54:03am EST - “From emboldened white supremacists to a raging pandemic to a siege of the U.S. Capitol, the Trump presidency was just as dark as his 2017 inaugural speech.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “'American Carnage' Is Donald Trump's Legacy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Trump portrayed an America overrun by undocumented immigrants, “poverty in our inner cities,” “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation” and “crime and gang and drugs.”

But the past four years with Trump in the White House have been just as violent and dark as his inaugural speech. It’s been a time of immense pain and suffering, particularly for minorities and people of color who have been demonized by the president. 

“American carnage is really his legacy. It’s not what he fought against,” said Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. 

Trump ended his presidency by bringing the carnage right to the U.S. Capitol, the same spot where he stood and gave his inaugural address in 2017. 

On Jan. 6, at a “Stop the Steal” rally to challenge the results of the 2020 election, Trump encouraged his supporters to walk to the Capitol, telling them they would “never take back our country with weakness.”

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