Nov 27, 2020 / 01:43

Trump: His game is over

The Hanoitimes - America has profoundly changed in the twilight of Trump's presidency and will profoundly, too, change during the upcoming Joe Biden's presidency.

The reason might have been the idiom "Man proposes, God disposes" but it was his own faults that US incumbent President Donald Trump lost this year's presidential election. Until now, he is still refusing to concede his deselection not only because he could not resist the temptation of power but also because he could never jump out from his own shadow to publicly admit being defeated, especially by former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. He will have to leave the White House soon but certainly without conceding the failure.

 US President Donald Trump waves to supporters after arriving on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend Easter weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort on April 18, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Getty Images/AFP)

Denying defeat, Trump could no longer avoid or delay Joe Biden's so-called transition process after having lost his battles at the courts in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania as well as after Georgia and Michigan officially certificated Joe Biden as election winner. The process of election certifications is still going on in some states,but Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump has definitely become irreversible.

It must be some kinds of ironies of Trump's life and fate because he once had the political instinct to climb Olympus Mount in 2016 but then totally lost it or dropped it during his term in office and his reelection campaign. It must be bitter, very bitter for him to have lost this year's election to someone he used to mock as "Sleepy Joe." The more proud he can be of the nearly 74 million voters he got in this election, four million more than in 2016, the more disappointed he must be to have been defeated by Sleepy Joe. Joe's victory over him has been too clear and convincing with some 80 million voters and 306 out of 538 electoral votes. His claims of Democratic electoral frauds could only serve to comfort himself and his supporters but cannot alter the truth.

America has profoundly changed in the twilight of Trump's presidency and will profoundly, too, change during the upcoming Joe Biden's presidency. Trump missed the chance of his life to prolong his time in office with the second term. Trump will continue to claim that this election is deceitful and will try to keep Americans believing that he would return in 2024. His futuristic candidacy is not at all far-fetched but could hardly happen because his current game is already over, his time as real estate guru doing politics in America is over, too.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Ambassador Tran Duc Mau are of his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Hanoitimes.