#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀
Although it is still too early to call the election results with any confidence, Donald Trump could not resist showing his true colours and claiming he already won, that there had been major fraud, and that he was going to get the Supreme Court to stop counting all votes. If ever you have needed a demonstration of why the world’s confidence in the USA has plummeted to a record low, here it is. If you cannot understand why so many people believe that the USA is unfit to continue being the world’s sole superpower, now you know. In a nation that is supposed to be a bastion and model of democracy, you have someone who believes that they are losing, trying to call foul and convince his followers that he has been cheated – not unlike many despotic dictators do when they are unable to accept that really they are hated by many people that they claim to represent.
Trying to rationally consider what Donald Trump says is perhaps a lost cause, because it is clear that his only interest is in himself, and he is constantly lying in order to try to cover up his mistakes and ignorance, and continually boasting to promote his image in the eyes of people who do not care to think. Nonetheless, with this outburst Trump outdoes even his previously unintelligible drivel. Even though Joe Biden has led the voting count all day, Trump wants to “control the narrative” by insisting that he has won, regardless of the facts that would indicate otherwise. Bizarrely, he then insists that, even though he has already won, “major fraud” has been committed, which, to any semi-intelligent person, would indicate that if he has won, and there has been major fraud, then in fact he has won because of major fraud. But that’s not enough for Donald. He goes further by claiming that he will stop the vote count – even though he was still well behind Biden in the vote tally when he insisted that he would stop the counting. In other words, if he had stopped it then, it would have assured his defeat. No matter the eventual outcome of this election, it is a sad, dark day for the USA to witness the depths of ignorance its incumbent leader has descended to.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex，針對每週一篇英文文章閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
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