I have never seen, in my lifetime, a more hateful presidential campaign than the one we are experiencing now.
Speaking as a historian, there was a lot of hate when John Adams ran against Thomas Jefferson. And when Abraham Lincoln ran for President while the Confederacy was fighting the Union.
Those two elections were probably more hateful than the Trump-Biden campaign, but now, in a time of peace—although we do have the pandemic and that is kind of a war in itself—this is an unbelievable exposition of hatred in this country.
Let me give you a very vivid example. There is no question that Joe Biden was corrupt in enriching his son Hunter and other family members while he was Vice President. There is no question that he did not tell the truth about that. Those are facts.
Now, in another campaign, even eight years ago, that would have eliminated Mr. Biden – but not now. Because there are so many voters that despise Donald Trump so much – they are willing to vote for a questionable person like Joe Biden. It doesn’t really matter what he did in their minds. They just want Trump out of there.
I don’t think I have ever seen that—where corruption doesn’t matter in a presidential election—think about it.