Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as President and Vice President of the United States this past Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Their inauguration ended one of the darkest eras in American history.

Donald Trump was the worst president in American history. He was the most overt racist I ever saw (although I was not alive for Adolf Hitler, the comparisons are very real). Donald Trump didn’t invent racism (it has always been here in the United States), but he used his resources to promote it while he was in office. Donald Trump is responsible for Charlottesville and the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Look up photos of both attacks, and tell me how many Nazi flags and confederate flags there were.

Donald Trump has a cult following. Donald Trump is a cult leader, and trumpers are cult followers. A cult is “a group or movement held together by a shared commitment to a charismatic leader or ideology. It has a belief system that has the answers to all of life’s questions and offers a special solution to be gained only by following the leader’s rules.” Read that definition a few times, and try to tell me that Trump and his followers don’t qualify. I’m waiting.

You might think that I don’t like Trump very much, and you are correct. I hold him responsible for mishandling the COVID pandemic. As of today, 424,000 Americans have died of COVID. Donald Trump is responsible for those 424,000 deaths, and the millions (you read that correctly-millions) to come. We will reach 1,000,000 American COVID deaths later this year. Three days in a row this week, more than 4,000 Americans died daily from COVID. If that rate holds, we will reach 1 million fatalities by midyear. So much for his saying “it’s going to disappear one day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear”. The only thing that will disappear as a result of Trump’s COVID negligence are millions of American lives.

I also hold Donald Trump responsible for the failed coup attempt on the Capitol building on January 6th. Prior to the attack on the Capitol, Donald Trump spoke to the crowd for 74 minutes. Look up the transcript (https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-speech-save-america-rally-transcript-january-6/amp ). At the end of his speech to his cult followers, he says “So we’re going to the Capitol and we’re going to try to give….so let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue”. He gave directions to his supporters to go to the Capitol Building.

When they arrived at the Capitol Building, they overtook the Capitol Police, broke into the Capitol, and five people (including one police officer) were killed. Donald Trump incited that attack, and he must be held responsible for it. His followers were planning on killing members of the House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives already impeached him (he is the only American President to be impeached twice). Now the Senate will take up the articles of impeachment, with the trial to begin on February 9th. There is a chance that Mitch McConnell and his cronies will vote for impeachment. The reason that is important is that that may clear the way to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President again. He must be prevented from running for President again, because he is a cult leader. His cult followers will follow him anywhere, and we cannot allow that to happen.

If we don’t do this, he will return, like Adolf Hitler returned from imprisonment, and the next time he comes back, what he causes will be far worse than 424,000 Americans dead.