Two magazines and Supreme Court hand Trump triple loss in 45’s most terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 24 hours to date
This Biden winning again business never gets old. And neither does the flip side of saying Trump loses again.
Whether its a Supreme Court smackdown or an internationally recognized magazine branding Trump a loser, the schadenfreude just keeps coming.
This particularly tough week for Donald Trump ended with a triple whammy in his loser column, losses he suffered within one 24 hour period actually. Excuse me as I pause to play the world’s tiniest violin.
Here’s the timeline for what might be Trump’s most terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 24 hours date:
Europe’s largest weekly news magazine Der Spiegel names Donald Trump Loser of the Year
At 6:48 p.m. Eastern Thursday, December 10, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine (translation — The Mirror) published a 3,300 word piece titled “Der Verlierer des Jahres,” which means “The Loser of the Year.” The article revisits all the reasons why Donald Trump is this year’s biggest loser, including his failed response to the pandemic, fueling conflict in the fight for racial justice, and of course not conceding the election to Joe Biden and holding up the transition.
The article begins by describing Trump’s joy ride spectacle to greet fans outside of Walter Reed Medical Center when he was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early October — a self-aggrandizing publicity stunt that went against CDC advice and put his own secret service at risk.
“Nothing is normal under Trump,” say the article’s authors Roland Nelles and Ralf Neukirch. Trump is “a man who … was never concerned with the common good, but always with one thing—himself.”
Of Trump’s petulant and pathetic response to the presidential election, the authors conclude, “He refuses to admit defeat. Instead, he speaks of massive electoral fraud, although there is no evidence for it. The whole thing is not surprising. Trump’s presidency ends as it began. Without decency and without dignity.”
Time Magazine names Biden-Harris Ticket as Person of the Year
Then at 10 p.m. Eastern Thursday, December 10, Time Magazine revealed its 2020 Person of the Year to be President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, edging out Trump and two other finalists for the designation.
The two other honorable candidates were Frontline Health Care Workers and Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the Movement for Racial Justice. Trump was the dishonorable candidate for, as Time indicated, his failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic and falsely claiming he won the 2020 presidential election.
Since 1927 Time started naming a Person of the Year that signifies an individual (or multiple people) who affects “the news or our lives the most, for better or worse,” according to the magazine’s website. In all but a few instances Time’s Person of the Year has been a charismatic character leaving a positive impact on our country and the world, and it is usually seen as an honor. Notable exceptions were Hitler (1938), Stalin (twice in 1939 and 1942), Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) and Vladimir Putin (2007). And even though Time most definitely listed Trump as a 2020 contender for negative reasons, you just know that if Time had picked him, Trump and the MAGAverse would have spun it as yet another false win. (And maybe that had something to do with Trump not making the cut.)
Trump did get the cover in 2016, as do most president-elects, so it was not surprising that Time chose the Biden-Harris ticket this year. “Person of the Year is not just about the year that was but about where we’re headed,” said the magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal.
Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit that Trump and cronies hoped would overturn election
Just when it couldn’t possibly get worse for Dear Leader, at 6:40 p.m. Friday, December 11 the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the ludicrous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which sought to invalidate 10 million votes in four battleground states that Trump lost.
The court found Texas did not have “standing” under Article III of the Constitution to bring the suit, or in other words had no business trying to tell Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin how to govern their elections.
And in a shameful but unsurprising pile-on, 17 red states attorneys general and over 120 House Republicans filed Friend of the Court briefs in the suit or lent their support to the treasonous litigation that sought to overturn a clear and decisive electoral win for Joe Biden.
Friday’s SCOTUS smackdown has capped five weeks of 50-plus failed court filings by Trump’s Elite Strike Force (eyeroll) and sympathetic MAGA-cult litigators attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The nuisance suits have been hastily filed with many containing grammar, spelling and other errors. All lacked any credible evidence of widespread voter fraud, but rather relied on hearsay, conjecture and conspiracy theories. Court after court rejected the frivolous filings, laying bare the obvious — outside the delusional MAGAverse of Trump sycophants, foot-soldiers and sheeple, the treasonous legal movement would be humiliating by any other standards.