Thanks for responding NG!Why do you give him credit? I bet he was chomping at the bit to start a war, any war, but was talked out of it by actual adults in the room.
3.Pardons. I absolutely hate the idea of presidential pardons and am amazed at the "you scratch my back, Ill scratch yours" extremity. Its an invitation to do the wrong thing for a sitting president with the knowledge that you won't be prosecuted for any crimes. In regards to Trump's pardons...pardoning his family members before they've actually been accused or found guilty of a crime? That's next level. I would hope he at least has to name the crime he is pardoning them for. Pardoning himself?!? That's next next level!
4&5. The one thing I can regularly feel positive about the four years of Trump is that he kept us out of foreign wars. He routinely pulled troops from foreign soil (for better or worse is beyond my understanding of those nuanced situations) and seemed to be actively preventing foreign physical conflict. Though his blustery, bully like interactions with foreign powers made me worried, much like his presidency as a whole, the end result was much ado about nothing and kept us from engaging in military action. However, he suddenly seems ready to poke the hornets nest of Iran. Again his muscle flexing has me worried and I do wonder if it's just to set up a conflict for when Biden is president. What an awful and evil thought, that someone could be setting up a military showdown with several lives in the balance just to weaken a political rival.
T deserves no credit for anything, he is a purely destructive force. The vaccine would have been developed anyway.
we may never know on this one. but i do not think trump was chomping vigorously on something that would make him work like hell. let's face it, you cant ignore a war and hope it goes well. you have to work and know a lot.... on a daily basis, and hard.
a war would mean he would have to focus on it, not grifting.
the focus of the american people would be on it, not him.
wars are unpredictable. his image/ratings could go up in flames with a single attack on the US forces, or, a set back on the battle field. he has no real control over that. high risk for him and his brand.
these may not be the exact reasons. but ultimately i am sure it came down to something that revolves around himself. he is a pro social psychopath after all.