“A Divider, Not a Uniter” 0
Solomon Jones takes a close look at Donald Trump’s playbook and argues that sowing division is his go-to tactic. A snippet; follow the link for his reasoning.
It was division, after all, that allowed Trump to separate Americans into camps of “us” and “them.” After a years-long campaign of lies about Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Trump was swept into office by the same wave of widespread resentment that usually follows Black achievement. Whites who’d felt their power slipping away during Obama’s two-term presidency were reassured by Trump’s implicit promise that, by Making America Great Again, he would drag the country back to a time when a Black man wouldn’t dream of seeking power.
If that meant breaking norms or breaking laws, Trump’s followers were willing to look the other way.