No, Niemeier, we hated Trump even before he took office because he had decades of history being an egomaniac who couldn’t open his mouth without bragging about how awesome he thought he was and putting his name everywhere he could. Of having tacky gold toilets. Of business incompetence–he bankrupted casinos, for crying out loud, some of the best “license to print money” operations that exist. And of skeevy morals–he’d been married three times, and his first marriage ended up in a very public divorce after he impregnated his mistress (who went on to become his second wife until he cheated on her and divorced her too).
And then we came to hate Trump for so brazenly basing his campaign on vile concepts like racism–his entry announcement included the infamous smear of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. We hate Trump for denigrating genuine war heroes like John McCain, insulting the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and calling the people who made that ultimate sacrifice “losers” and “suckers”. Finding out his morals were even skeevier than we knew–cheating on his third wife with porn stars, paying them off, and basically openly lusting after his own daughter.
And maybe most of all, we hate him because despite losing the 2016 election by three million votes, he got to squat in the White House for four years anyway. Shredded international standing, a big dumb tax cut for the people who needed it least, three unqualified partisan hacks who hate women installed on the Supreme Court, and hundreds of thousands of Americans dead of a pandemic that he grossly mismanaged later, he tried to overthrow our entire democracy just to stay in an office he didn’t earn after the American people repudiated him so thoroughly even gerrymandering, Russian troll farms, and an archaic electoral system built for the late Eighteenth Century’s communications limitations couldn’t even generate a facade of a win.
And you, Niemeier, and people like you, who treat this vulgar avatar of all seven of the Deadly Sins and breaker of every one of the Ten Commandments, the least Christian human being to ever occupy the White House like the Second Coming…well, I think it’s actually kind of hilarious. And sad.
Or it would be if you weren’t determined to drag us into this awful dystopia you write shitty books about.