WASHINGTON (AP) – In a moment of crystallization in a previous presidential debate, Donald Trump and Joe Biden pose a question about people of color living with chemical plants and oil refineries that are making them sick.
As is her way, Biden responded with I-A-There sympathy. He recalls being so close to Delaware refineries that when his mother sent him to school in the early morning frost, the wiper spilled a piece of oil over the windshield.
Trump responded in his own way, too. “The families we’re talking about are overworked and are making a lot of money,” he speculated. “More money than they made… tremendous money.”
These people were right, authentic to that exchange. Through a night of debate and campaigning, he offered voters a different choice between a red-hot president who puts the bottom line in front of everyone and an unfollowed Democrat who has allowed Americans to calm down and come together. Invited for
Biden promised to speak directly and on the deadly epidemic, respect for the facts (if you don’t count his flag), aspirations for racial justice and a resurgence of the truth of American democracy that Democrats were tearing apart.
And hurt the nation, At least embracing the possibility of reconciliation in this deeply stricken country. Will Americans accept olive branch Biden? The election was overcome by widespread reprisals of the polarizing president.
While Biden attracted the most votes of any presidential candidate in history, Trump drew the second-most – more than 70 million each and nearly 4 million votes. After Biden’s victory on Saturday, when Pennsylvania sealed his electoral college victory, Trump was weeping, refusing to refuse and feeding the false sentiment among his supporters that he was betrayed by a corrupt vote had gone.
After nearly five decades in public office, Biden was never the most energetic candidate in the field. He had no slogan like “hope and change” to increase enthusiasm. Daring is not his thing, man.
Instead, he frequently tapped the desire to operate by the White House, to block the majority, dismiss the stigma on Twitter, turning the page from a period marked by confrontation, division and chaos. In his speech on Saturday night, he enthused his excited crowd and the country, saying that the period of insurgency in America has started to end.
Trump’s lifespan of years was too long for Republican Edward Drench, a 61-year-old from the city of Ellicott, Maryland, who first voted for a Democratic president.
“I just did it,” Drunk said of Trump. “He says something stupid, or whether he breaks ties with an ally, or whether he kisses up to a dictator, I’ve got it, and the things that come with him, his whole family, etc. All of it. Whether “
This was too much for all Biden voters Cynthia Macdonald, also in Sandy Springs, Georgia. “I want to wake up and not have a sense of doom,” the 52-year-old mentor said. “I just want to wake up and realize that an adult is in charge.”
“It’s like a train wreck you can’t see far,” she said. “Then you realize that you are not seeing the wreckage of the train. You are on a damn train. “
At least some of Biden’s victories were motivated by a hostility toward Trump that far exceeded the disapproval of Jimmy Carter or George HW Bush, the only two other elected incumbents to lose since Herbert Hoover in the Depression. It was good that the Left expressed disappointment over the choice of their traditional party candidate and swung behind it.
From the outset, if anyone could remember a start, Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, like a precious vase, gained their continued lead in public opinion polls, too much to avoid it slipping and sliding.
Campaigning in the midst of an epidemic, he stayed away from students. Like an ups and down in the age of drive-in films, people gathered on their cars in fields and parking lots to hear Democrats speak and honoring their horns in approval.
When Trump witnessed Democratic events, he did not see respect for public guidelines; He only saw a sparse crowd. At the end of the campaign, thousands of their own programs in the states suffering from heavy virus infection, stood shoulder to shoulder. They had come to see the leader who had contracted COVID-19, looked like he would shut it down, then danced to his cheers, shrieked.
Such passions spread across the vast American landscape in an explosion of banners on small-town lawns and farmers’ fields – geographically, at least, it was still Trump country.
But signs, rallies and red ballcap votes are not. Americans exclude Trump with a quiet passion for their ballots.
For all of that, the Trump country puts itself beyond the means in ways that simply cannot go back culturally, politically or among neighbors.
Biden will take over the Supreme Court with an intriguing conservative majority and a federal judiciary renewed dealings with Trump’s lifetime appointments. They face immigration barriers that were both fashioned by policy and steel beams that would cause Trump’s imposition if a very incomplete border wall. Biden prepares to take office in an epidemic that doesn’t only turn up once in a while because he takes it seriously and doesn’t scare the experts.
Trump voiced a large, unhappy minority with his own resentment, often over a government he thinks has overtaken him. These indignities do not disappear overnight.
They can only be fueled by the defeat of the leader who seemed to be from the backs of those who elected him four years ago – the leader who wanted to achieve the lock-and-up aggression you want.
Some courage is expected otherwise.
“Joe Biden is a good man who wants the best for all in this country,” said Gabriella Cochran, a 54-year-old corporate recruiter in Virginia Beach, Virginia, who voted him. “Not the richest.” Not white for all. This country needs their pleasant presence right now. “
Whatever obstacles Biden faces with Congress, he prepares himself for a change that will also come with a changed substance, At least in those areas where a new president can flip a switch.
The rollback of environmental regulation from the White House is over. Hello again, Paris Climate Agreement. Wearing masks from ugly pulps will encourage, never be ridiculed. White House Tweet Goodbye to Tsunami – More than 22,000 of them since Trump took office.
Biden’s arrogance is enough as any ordinary politician and his way of drawing attention to others is not a unique grace in politics. Their path stands only because mango grains disappeared so well in the Trump era. In a Quinnipiac poll long before the election, strong chiefs said that Biden has a sense of decency and not Trump.
The Democrat comes into office with the endorsement of Republicans’ marks, who served as national security officials, U.S. attorneys, governors and lawmakers, who are part of a larger pool of ordinary Americans, also traditionally for Republican presidents Vote, but not done this time.
This axis does not imply spontaneous sailing in Washington, however, where a large amount of toxicity policy in the country promises an epic shutdown in the range of taxes, immigration, trade, foreign affairs and more.
Biden’s broad coalition of college graduates, women, urban and suburban voters, youth, and black Americans wins at Trump’s core White voters, rural voters and religious voters without college degrees, a nationwide survey of voters, according to AP Votecast. The two sides fought amongst themselves – nearly three-quarters said they all knew which candidate they were with.
Then there is the epidemic, which has risen to the very top of American life and Trump may eventually have to bear the cost of the presidency. The election showed how close to home the crisis has come: About 1 in 5 voters said a close friend or family member died of the virus and about 2 in 5 said they lost their home jobs or income Has gone, because AP Votecast got it.
Trump tampered with scientists and did not tell the public all that he knew: that the virus was airborne, that young people could be infected, that the virus was actually more deadly than the seasonal flu.
He said that the campaign still to be noted on “COVID, COVID, COVID” has been terminated as the virus rages, hospitals in the hotspots strain to accommodate the sick and the death toll crosses 236,000 has gone.
Biden brings a different approach to the crisis by acknowledging its seriousness, promising to be guided by public-health officials and promising Americans to hear the truth about it from the White House in the long run.
He has not laid out a plan of federal action that is clearly different from what the country has seen. Still, more than 10 voters named the epidemic as their main issue, more than it was primarily driven by the economy, Trump’s strong point in public opinion.
The man dubbed Sleep Joe by Trump may represent a cure for another type of condition – Trump fatigue.
So hopefully Carla Dundes, a retired professional supervisor who was too tired to grope her horn of Trump.
Political news, virus infection numbers, the latest count of mail-in ballots received on her county’s website from her home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon, so tired after the elections. She is feeling sick when she lives behind the Steinway piano, which is her instrument of choice these days.
“I want my life back,” he said.
During a drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida at the end of the campaign, Barack Obama gave a strange applause to his former vice president and Harris. They said that they are people you can ignore for days at a time.
“You’re not going to think about them every single day,” he said. “You are not going to worry about what crazy things they are going to say, what they are going to tweet. They are just going to be too busy working. It just won’t be so tiring. You will be able to go about your life. “
Associated Press writers Jeff Martin in Marietta, Georgia; Brian Witte in Ellicott City, Maryland; Ben Finale in Norfolk, Virginia; And Matt Sedensky in Philadelphia contributed to this report.