Trump Saddled With Rap That More Accurately Fits A Corrupt Biden

On the basis of a recently conducted Associated Press poll, it seems that 8% more Americans view Trump as corrupt than those who hold the same opinion of Biden. Moreover, while Trump is considered a morally reprehensible figure by more than half the people polled, Biden is mostly seen as “old” and sometimes “confused.” Most polls conducted into last year suggest that Biden was long viewed as “likable” and even “intelligent,” although respondents admitted that he did not display “effective leadership.” Even when talking to neighbors who voted for Trump, I hear variations on the same theme. Although our president is clearly not up to his job, he is a nice family man who cares about his troubled son.

As I encounter such sentiments, I have to wonder on what planet I’m living. Why would I consider Biden to be less corrupt than Trump or an amiable public figure who is hobbled by advanced age. As far as I can tell, everything Mollie Hemingway, Miranda Devine, and James Comer have revealed about Biden’s misdeeds and crime family are true and documentable.

It is hard for me to think of any other national figure who has been as dishonest as Biden during his misnamed “life in public service.” Evidence continues to pile up about Joe’s money laundering as well as that of his son and brother. Our president has been caught repeatedly telling lies about his business dealings with Hunter, regarding how the two have shaken down foreign dignitaries. Biden also tells baldfaced lies about his less than glorious past and has plagiarized the texts of other politicians, a fact that the Democrats and media have certainly avoided playing up. Among his other outrages, he purloined classified documents while still a senator; and some of this information may have been used by him and Hunter in making lucrative deals with foreign governments.

The idea that Biden is pleasant and likable is even more ridiculous. He curses out reporters who ask him non-scripted questions and makes insulting speeches about the other party and its voting base. Unless my ears are even weaker than I think, I heard Biden in a televised speech comparing Trump voters to terrorists. Never have I heard another president or high-ranking public official condemn those who voted for his opponent as dangerous lowlifes – and then adding insult to injury in this case to get the FBI to hound them. Whether the blame goes to Biden or his handlers, this administration’s actions against its lawful opposition are scandalous, even if they were already previewed during the Obama presidency.

I’ve no idea how Trump can be plausibly described as more corrupt than Biden since I don’t see evidence of his corruptness. Trump may seem socially obnoxious and tiresomely boastful, and he may have been a womanizer earlier in life. But exactly how do these character flaws indicate corruption? Letitia James, the Attorney General in New York State, has worked fulltime trying to dig up evidence that Trump committed tax fraud. Despite assistance from the DNC and the obliging media, James has not been able to build any kind of case against her hated target. Yet 20% more of those polled believe that Trump has committed illegal acts than those who make the same accusation against Trump. And this impression was already widespread before Democratic operatives indicted Trump on a plethora of dubious criminal charges.

Unlike Trump’s performance as president, Biden’s political career for many years has involved taking bribes. Equally significant, his two and a half years in the Oval Office have resulted in an obviously failed presidency. His only distinction as our head of state is that he has dutifully executed the will of the woke Left. Whether we’re speaking about closing energy sources, abolishing gender distinctions, ranting against systemic white racism, or throwing open our Southern border to anyone who wants to come in, Biden acts as instructed.

In return his benefactors, at least until a few weeks ago, shielded him from his critics, while vilifying his likely Republican opponent in the next presidential race. This assistance has paid off in a strange way. Biden still seems personally inoffensive to a majority of Americans, even while his administration is crumbling. Those who observe this disaster in progress often look for ways to deplore it without impugning Joe’s character or personality. Although evidence of Biden’s corruption continues to come in, even many who notice it are more focused on his age and senior moments. This may be the result of the reconstruction of Biden carried out by Democrats and their media allies. Thus, Trump has been saddled with a rap that would more accurately fit Biden, who for many remains a well-meaning, bumbling grandfather. Although the myth of a likable Biden is becoming less and less credible with each new revelation about his misdeeds, it may take time before this belief is limited to hardcore Democrats.

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About Paul Gottfried

Paul Edward Gottfried is the editor of Chronicles. An American paleoconservative philosopher, historian, and columnist, Gottfried is a former Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, as well as a Guggenheim recipient.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israeli President Isaac Herzog in the Oval Office at the White House on July 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. Herzog is on a multi-day visit to the United States where he is set to meet President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken and Congressional leaders as well as address a joint meeting of Congress to reaffirm the US-Israel relationship. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)