As the summer season of 2023 comes to an end and autumn weather rolls around the corner in many areas of the United States, the political climate at the national level in the union remains unchanged; still stagnant, stalemated, tense and polarized. While political divisiveness has increased sharply over the last decade under three presidents, since the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, conditions within the country have gotten sizably worse in social, economic and cultural terms. Average working class Americans from all regions have grappled with levels of inflation not seen in decades brought about by reckless federal spending and millions of illegal migrants have entered the nation through the porous southern border. Overall, the nation has appeared like a ship without a direction as Biden has appeared incompetent, weak, and incoherent at many times on the domestic and international stages, with many in politics questioning his cognitive ability. Indeed, even voters have taken notice, and in a recent poll only 26% of Americans believe the president to be cognitively able to handle the duties of the office of the presidency.
Further heightening tensions in the nation are the four criminal indictments currently facing the former 45th president, Donald Trump. No president in American history has faced criminal charges at the scale the American business mogul from New York City has experienced. While many of these charges appear dubious and weak at best, they are nonetheless a hinderance to Trump as he attempts to seek the Republican presidential nomination in the upcoming 2024 election. Despite this, he remains the clear frontrunner and maintains a sizeable lead in the polls.
In one case which focuses on his handling of “classified documents”, Trump stated on Wednesday, September 6th that he plans to testify in the case, which has been brought about by the federal government. Nonetheless, November 2024 remains political light years away.