Matt C. Abbott
In 2016, I was pleasantly surprised when Donald Trump won the presidential election. I feared he’d lose to pro-abortion Hillary Clinton.
Fast forward to 2020. I wasn’t optimistic that Trump would win re-election, as I indicated in my Nov. 2, 2020 column. I feared he’d lose to pro-abortion Joe Biden.
Alas, I was right this time.
I blame three main factors for Trump’s loss: the coronavirus pandemic, 2020’s urban upheaval and strife, and the relentless (and mostly unfair) criticism he received from the mainstream media these past few years. He weathered the intense storm for the first three years of his presidency, but in the fourth year things began to fall apart.
Regarding the allegations of widespread, massive voter fraud that supposedly affected the outcome of the election – I’ll likely take heat from at least some of my readers for writing this – I’m not at all convinced that such widespread, massive fraud occurred. Trump’s supporters are many, no doubt; yet the left, which despises Trump and thus supported Biden-Harris, still dominates American society and most parts of the world. We pro-life, pro-family religious and political conservatives are in the minority.
I’m grateful to Trump for strongly supporting the pro-life movement, promoting religious liberty, and building a prospering economy prior to the pandemic. He deserves credit for those accomplishments and others.
However, I agree with what Catholic author Karl Keating wrote on his Facebook page Jan. 9:
I fear for the future, but I do hope that God will spare us the worst of what may come.
And to quote my fellow RenewAmerica columnist Judie Brown, president and co-founder of American Life League (Jan. 12):
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.© Matt C. Abbott
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