“Our long national nightmare is over.”–President Gerald R. Ford

By Scott Hamilton


Jan. 10, 2021, © Leeham News: “Our long national nightmare is over.”

Gerald Ford is sworn in as president at the White House. Source: UPI.

These were the words of Gerald R. Ford, minutes after he was sworn in as the 38th President of the United States.

The events of Jan. 6 as Trump supporters invaded and occupied the Capitol proves our current, long national nightmare isn’t over yet. But it appears a crescendo was reached.

President-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20. He’s got one huge mess bequeathed to him by Trump. Biden must end the COVID pandemic. He must repair the economy. He faces damaged US standing on the global stage. And he must repair the divisions within the US.

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