Biden must answer tough questions on policing Trump leaves behind

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It occurred.

Joe Biden has develop into president-elect, and President Donald Trump misplaced to 2020 itself.

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On this horrible 12 months, a number of crises boiled over — from a worldwide pandemic to a U.S. financial disaster, wildfires and hurricanes, and a historic reckoning with police violence and systemic racism.

Voters gave Trump the boot as a result of in each case, he both ignored these crises or made them worse. And whilst we flip the web page on Trump, we will not name it a day, transfer on with our lives, and overlook about politics. All the crises he both ignored or enflamed are nonetheless raging.

Let’s face it, there’s no going again from protesting to brunch. Our issues have been all the time a lot greater than Trump.

The previous eight months have punctured the parable of American exceptionalism, which informed us that we have been higher as a result of we have been higher. Our methods and establishments have been intrinsically, objectively superior to the remainder of the world’s, and that accounted for the wealth of our folks and the facility of our empire.

Protesters representing Black Lives Matter and Protect the Results march Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, 2020, in Seattle.

It was the identical form of mythologizing that satisfied the world Trump was a genius businessman. However that was a lie. Trump was a failed actual property mogul. He’s the survivor of a number of bankruptcies, and up to date reporting has proven that Trump’s losses in recent times have far exceeded his revenue.

Equally, there may be nothing magically or mystically “nice” about America. We’re as prone, as precarious and as topic to catastrophe as some other nation — and our anemic establishments are much less resilient than many.