Osama bin Laden would be happy to see the state of the US today

The al Qaeda leader aimed for discord and division — and as Trump and Biden meet for a September 11th joint event, it’s obvious how successful he’s been

John T. Bennett

Washington DC

@BennettJohnT

The controversies that surround Trump and Biden have caused rifts across the country, across families and between friends
The controversies that surround Trump and Biden have caused rifts across the country, across families and between friends(Getty Images)

 

Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be in the same place, sharing the same stage, on Friday.

The Democratic presidential nominee will get a chance to look the man who has accused him of slipping into senility at best and full-blown dementia at worst directly in the eyes. And a president who has been called “unfit” for his office and charged with a “dereliction” of duty over his now-public comments about the coronavirus to Bob Woodward versus his very different public tone will have the same opportunity with his accuser.

The political drama will be high for sure. But the odds of major fireworks between the two rivals is highly doubtful.

That’s because the two White House contenders won’t be in Shanksville for dueling campaign rallies. Biden won’t be speaking before a socially distanced and masked crowd of union-backed electrical workers. And the president won’t be leading a crowd of not-at-all distanced and unmasked supporters in a “lock her up!” chant.

1 reply

  1. When travelling passing through airports the thought used to come up that Osama bin Laden, even post-humously, deserves a Nobel Price in Economics, because he added so many jobs world-wide. Because one Osama bin Laden admirer once put explosives in his shoe (unsuccessfully) millions of travellers need to take off shoes at the airports and tens of thousands of security workers got a job, if not hundreds of thousands. Just a thought …

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