Donald Trump’s worst nightmare is back. Yes, his name is President Barack Obama. Trump stood back as the coronavirus pandemic hit the shores of American hard, and 44 stepped up to fill that vacuum. His calmness in the face of this dangerous invisible enemy soothes those who are holding in place in their homes.
The leader that we have been craving has arrived with his buddy, the Democrats’ presumptive candidate former vice president Joe Biden. This duo works in tandem smoothly. In supporting Biden, Obama is free to say that in order to retain our democracy, people need to understand what is happening through a free press, not a rumor mill.
In addition, we must. function with “social cohesion.” Otherwise, this country is doomed. to turn into something like President Vladimir Putin has in Russia. Misinformation ripples through a country when people are not accurately informed. Nature hates a vacuum, after all.
The United States has some of the finest scientific minds in the world. They were capable of putting a man on the moon 50 years ago and given the freedom to create, they will do wonders now. The nation’s people have thrived on logic and an unhampered media. Our forefathers were brilliant when they set up our country, that is unless we allow a leader to attack the media, ignore the scientists, and divide the population.
President Obama tweeted and people listened:
‘Democracy depends on an informed citizenry and social cohesion. Here’s a look at how misinformation can spread through social media, and why it can hurt our ability to respond to crises.’
Twitter world lit up light a Christmas tree when Obama made this comparison. Take a look at how Americans responded: