2021 is almost over. After twelve months of covid, vaccines, politics, and lockdowns, the year is almost out and… well, let’s just hope 2022 is better eh?
But before we go, let’s take a look at this. The most shared US news related post on Facebook which is Trump central.
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While Donald Trump was voted out of office back in 2020.
Thirteen months later and he’s still in the news.
Keep scrolling to find out why.
Now, we’re all well aware that Trump hasn’t handled his election defeat too well.
From the moment Biden was confirmed as the winner on November 7th, Trump went on a Twitter rampage – spreading lies about how the election was “stolen” from him and how Biden was nothing but a fraud.
Trump’s behavior online began to escalate to dangerous levels…
And the lies he was spreading to his followers ultimately caused the shocking scenes in Washington on January 6th.
After holding a “Save America” rally just a few miles away from the prestigious Capitol building, Trump encouraged his supporters to “take the election back” and “fight like hell”…
Which lead to thousands of them storming the Capitol and unleashing true havoc.
5 people, including 1 police officer, died on that day including hundreds of others being seriously injured.
People from all around the world were horrified by the violent scenes…
And thousands began calling on Trump to intervene and to tell his followers to back down… Which, of course, he refused to do along with refusing to take responsibility for the actions of the rioters.
This resulted in him being removed from Twitter and all other social media platforms for “inciting violence”…
And ever since, Trump has been painfully absent from all forms of social media.
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved running his mouth via social media…
So we can’t imagine how much of a kick in the teeth this must have been for him.
The seventy-five-year-old was clearly in a huge sulk over his social media dismissal…
And when the day of Biden’s inauguration arrived, Trump wasn’t present – making him the first U.S president in decades to not attend the inauguration of his successor.
And of course, at any given opportunity, Trump has viciously torn into the president for how “bad” of a job he’s been doing…
Including at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 28th, in which Trump well and truly grilled President Biden and his administration.
“We all knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad but none of us even imagined just how bad they would be and how far left they would go,” he told the cheering crowd.
So, it’s safe to say that in the world of U.S politics…
It’s been an exhausting year so far and we’ve still got another 3 months left.
And it looks set to continue…
As Trump is planning on making a comeback to the main stage very soon and it seems as though he’s put everything on the line for it.
A few months ago, Michael Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser for Trump, said at an event in Dallas that a Myanmar-style coup “should happen here.”
Of course, he quickly backtracked, claiming his words had been twisted.
“Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort.
“I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it should happen here,” he clarified, in a post on Telegram.
Following that, CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan tweeted about “talk of a Myanmar-style coup” among “some Trump supporters.”
“Talk of a Myanmar-style coup in the United States has been popular among some Trump supporters and QAnon believers for months,” he wrote.
To which he received a response from The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman claiming Trump expects to be “reinstated” by August.
“Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information),” she wrote.
Well, it’s October so we don’t have to worry about that.
Trump’s Labor Day message was a treat for everyone too.
While the former president doesn’t have social media, he does have an emailing list that has proved to be hilariously entertaining, but also concerning and his labor day message might be the most worrying of all…
Sending a brief, capitalized message out to his “Save America” Political Action Committee, he said this:
”FIX 2020 FIRST!”
Short, sweet, and ineffective, just like all of his other feeble attempts at reclaiming the presidency.
The email was screenshotted and posted to Twitter. Have a look for yourselves:
Oh, but there’s more…
In an interview with the Christian TV Network Flashpoint, Trump tried presenting himself as a samaritan of the United States.
But before he expressed just how much he’s done for religion, he didn’t hesitate in his slander toward Joe Biden.
Trump attacked Biden’s ability to talk about subjects such as abortion and religion…
“He’s terrible on these subjects, and he lied. And just like they cheated on the election, the election was rigged, just like that happened they also cheated very much on what they really think of organized religion and religion and frankly Christianity,” he said.
But, even if any of that were to be true, he doesn’t look all too familiar with a Bible himself…
So, what did Trump “do for religion”?
He mentioned reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which blocked US federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals, but President Joe Biden rescinded the policy in January.
He also expressed his disappointment with the Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him…
Especially because of all the alleged hard work he’s done for their communities.
And his statement definitely astounded people…
“Nobody has done more for Christianity or for evangelicals or for religion itself than I have,” he said.
It seems that Trump’s downfall is only getting worse though…
With him admitting that he is billions of dollars worse off due to his time as president.
And people have a lot to say about it…
Trump spoke out about his apparent financial loss during an interview with known conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell…
In the interview, Lindell hailed Trump as being one of few politicians to “have the people’s back,” which some may find laughable.
Trump seemed to agree with his statement, bringing up that he suffered a great financial loss during his time in office…
And went on to slam other politicians (obviously listing off Democrats) that he seems to think make decisions to line their own pockets.
“Look at the money they make, they’re full-time politicians, [Nancy] Pelosi and all these people [Maxine] Waters, [Barack] Obama,” Trump said.
“I expected to lose a lot of money, I lost billions. I expected that, it was okay. These people made money being president,” he added.
“If somebody from Saudi Arabia stays in a suite one night for peanuts, even though I’m willing to lose billions of dollars, and say they pay $600, or whatever it is, they’ll make like…I mean, it’s the most incredible thing. These people have made a fortune, many of them have made a fortune. And I was prepared.”
As with most things Trump says, he didn’t clarify where these billions of dollars have gone, or how he came to lose them…
But he has recently sold his flagship hotel in Washington following reports that it lost over seventy million while he was president.
It’s important to mention he is still worth a whopping $2.5 billion!
But Trump’s dwindling financial status is the very sole purpose for this article.
As according to Forbes, conservative pastor Franklin Graham’s take on former President Donald Trump falling nearly 300 spots on Forbes‘ billionaire list was the most popular news-related U.S. Facebook link post in 2021.
Graham’s April 9 post, which shared a USA Today story about the updated Forbes ranking, received more than 967,000 reactions, 183,000 comments and 186,000 shares, according to the social media tracking firm CrowdTangle.
According to Graham, Trump’s position dropped to number 1,299 from number 1,001 because ‘he put America first’.
Do you agree?