2020 Is Not 2016: Why Trump Loses in a Landslide This Time

Andy Ostroy
4 min readJul 12, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is less than four months away. The fear among many democrats, independents and moderate “Never Trump” republicans is that he will be re-elected. That his unique brand of racist hate-politics and us vs. them divisiveness will once again triumph over decency and civility and defy logic. Not this time.

Think back to the campaign in 2015. Donald Trump was the new kid on the block. The disrupter. The outsider with the big mouth, big ego and big promises who would ride his white horse into DC, ‘drain the swamp’ and ‘make America great again’ for the “forgotten people’. For all intents and purposes, and despite the mob of corrupt, sexist, racist skeletons in his personal closet, his political slate was clean.

Trump could unabashedly brag about all the things he was going to do, like build a “big beautiful wall” and have Mexico pay for it. Or “lock up” Hillary Clinton. Or have Boy Wonder (and sycophantic son-in-law) Jared Kushner solve the Middle East crisis. Or how he was going to bring back the coal, factory and manufacturing industries and give huge tax cuts to the working class.

And then Trump was elected (or, stole the presidency with Russia’s help). As soon as he stepped into the Oval Office his utter incompetence and chaos was glaring. He was, and remains, colossally unfit for the job.

Four years later there’s still no coal, factory and manufacturing industry revival. There’s no wall. There’s no economic uplifting for the poor and middle class. There’s no better-than-Obamacare health insurance. There’s no draining of the swamp…just a massive refilling with even slimier creatures. Just dystopian darkness and despair oozing from the Oval every day. Just hate and fear-mongering. And lies. Every minute of every day. The self-proclaimed King of Debt has bankrupted America’s truth.

Four years and, according to the Washington Post, almost 20,000 lies later, it is 100% clear to everyone but his ‘shoot-em’-on-5th-Avenue’ crazies that Donald J. Trump is a complete and utter political, business, religious and criminal fraud whose ineptitude, moral depravity and unconscionable corruption have set this nation back decades and cost thousands of Americans their lives while gravely endangering the lives of our…

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Andy Ostroy

Director, producer, podcaster, writer, resistor, non-profit-supporter of women filmmakers