Or any politics, for that matter.
However emotionally unappealing, most of us realize that whoever wins the US elections is exactly the person Hashem wants in the White House.
That doesn't say anything good or bad about him. It just means that for whatever reason, Hashem wants davka him (or her!) there.
Another classic Torah idea is that "the heart of kings & officials is in Hashem's Hand" & "Streams of water is the heart of a king in the Hand of Hashem; He inclines it to wherever He desires" (Mishlei/Proverbs 21:1).
This is why, for example, it was the Nazi-allied Japan that saved & sheltered the Mir yeshivah, along with many other Jews (largely in the merit of the remarkable diplomat, Chiune Sugihara).
In fact, the yeshivahs operated under Japanese sovereignty without permission—and even without persecution or closures.
If you think about it, it's impossible that Nazi allies hosted an entire Jewish community—especially an outright yeshivish community—throughout the Nazi genocide.
But it happened.
At the same time, the anti-Nazi American allies—the Russians—treated Jews under their jurisdiction horribly.
Yes, Russian soldiers treated all citizens horribly, but the fact that they showed no mercy on Jews, who were obvious victims of the Nazi enemy, makes no sense—especially given the blatant physical appearance of the tormented & starving Jews.
Horrific stories abound of the Russian treatment of Jewish women who ended up under Russian jurisdiction in the recently liberated death camps and hiding in underground bomb shelters and so forth.
In one case, one of the Nazi officials was reinstituted as head of a recently liberated camp because he was able to protect the Jewish women against their Russian "liberators"!
In another instance, Emperor Charles V came to power in 1516. Severely inbred with physical & mental defects, plus the son of royals who instigated the Inquisition, his rise to power should have led to a completely hopeless situation for all of Europe and especially for the Jews.
And yes, the Inquisition in Portugal & Spain raged against the Jews—but in other areas under the rule of Charles V (like the Netherlands & the German provinces), Jews found refuge and relative safety.
How is it that under the same ruler, Jews were pursued mercilessly in one area, but left alone in another area?
It's as if (chas v'shalom!) the President relentlessly persecuted the Jews of Montana while ignoring the Jews of Wyoming.
It makes no sense.
Yet it happened.
Or let's take former President Truman, who served 1945-1953.
He was a Democrat, which usually means liberal values that destabilize society.
But Rav Avigdor Miller wrote him letters of praise.
Why? He doesn't say. But Truman did things that earned Rav Miller's approval.
Here's Rav Miller (since he mentions Reagan, this must've been said some time between 1981-1989):
The president of America is waiting for a kind word.
Believe me – if you send a postcard to Ronald he’ll appreciate it. Send a letter to Mr. Reagan, why not?
I once wrote letters to President Truman way back, a lot of them. He appreciated it.
His assistant sent me back thank you letters. Don’t think they ignore the letters. Believe me, the letters are appreciated.
— Parshas Behar-Bechukosai 3 – Speak with Care
He only ever praised Jews & Judaism, while also expressing pro-Israel sentiments long before the State of Israel even existed.
Yet it was Coolidge who signed the 1924 Immigration Restriction Act, which ended up blocking Jewish immigration to America just when European Jews needed it the most—during the Holocaust.
(You can read more about that HERE.)
While I'm grateful to former President Trump for the good things he did for America & for the Jewish community, I also realize that his re-election would've offered troublemakers the excuse for widespread rioting and media-incited chaos throughout many levels of society.
The Biden-Harris ascendency davka prevented some serious rioting & looting. I truly think so. Not because they or their followers are so peaceable, but because the troublemakers feel like they won, and so they lack the excuse to go violently insane.
(And by "troublemakers," I mean BOTH the televised & printed media that actively incited mayhem & murder throughout the past year AND the people who actually committed the mayhem & murder.)
And don't think the Democrats would not have demanded a recount of ballots—they certainly would have!
So what's the emunah response?
Two Pieces of Advice for Both Sides
(2) Secondly, we seek to behave in a way that earns merits for ourselves & our society. Through our positive actions, we merit to sweeten din (Divine negative consequences).
Needless to say, the above applies to wherever you live—not just the USA.
May Hashem please shine the light of the Geula on us all.