The end of the Trump presidency looks like the last days of Nero.
Even though Democrat Joe Biden will occupy the White House in a week, this time is quite enough to create even more chaos, writes The Guardian.
“The US was once a beacon of democracy, rule of law and good governance, but now looks like a banana republic, unable to control any contagious disease – although it spends more on health care per capita than in any other country – no crowds spurred on by dictator”, – the article says.
American criticism of “mismanagement by others” has now become the subject of worldwide ridicule as the US reputation has been undermined. But America’s troubles will not end with the storming of the Capitol, although Donald Trump has only a week to rule.
“A desperate Trump could try to wag the dog by ordering a strike – possibly with a tactical nuclear warhead – on Iran’s main nuclear facility at Natanz, on the grounds that it is being used to enrich uranium”, – warns The Guardian.
“It is possible that the Trump administration has already conducted exercises using stealth bombers and fighters loaded with tactical nuclear weapons for the first time to make it clear to Iran that its air defense is not defense at all”.
Against this background, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi previously even held talks with the head of the US Armed Forces.
True, the threat of unleashing a nuclear war could give Vice President Mike Pence a reason to apply the 25th amendment and remove Trump from power. On the other hand, Pence is likely to pardon his boss, allowing Trump to run for president again in 2024 with the backing of a conservative electorate.
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“If all this sounds like Nero’s last days, it’s because it is. The disintegration of the American empire seems to be accelerating rapidly, the newspaper concludes. Given how politically, socially and economically divided the United States is, four years of solid leadership under Biden’s leadership will not be enough to reverse the damage. Most likely, Republicans will do everything they can to sabotage the new administration, as they did with former President Barack Obama”.