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[INSIGHT] America after Trump: The return of decency?

  • Rizal Sukma

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, November 10, 2020   /  11:14 pm
[INSIGHT] America after Trump: The return of decency? President Donald Trump returns to the White House from playing golf in Washington, DC on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. (AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

The majority of American voters finally came to their senses and delivered a victory to Joe Biden to become the 46th President of the United States. While President Donald Trump and his enablers in the Republican Party still refuse to accept defeat, world leaders have begun to congratulate the president-elect and express their hopes of working with his administration. Most leaders hope that the US will return to decency and normalcy under President Biden. However, it is not easy for America to fulfill this hope. We should not forget that more 70 million Americans still voted for Trump, almost half of all eligible voters. The election was not just about Trump or Biden; more importantly, it was about America and what the country has become. The fact that the majority of Americans chose decency this time does not mean that the country will automatically return to normalcy overnight. I...