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Will a Divided America Exist After Trump?

Updated on May 24, 2019

The simple answer is, who knows. Hindsight is only 20/20 afterwards and not looking into the future. But the residue left over once Trump is out of office and replaced by either party with plenty of divergent views of America.

America is divided, but is it truly all of Trump's fault and personality? I tend to think it started further back to Obama and then Bush. The cracks were much smaller then but still there and Trump simply has been a earthquake that cause much larger fissures. Trump has exacerbated the who divided house on just about all topics. His personality, his physical presence, his rawness to politics, has about 60% of Americans hating the guy. The other 40% seem to like his swagger, his style, his defiance for rule of law and the Constitution. They love how he hits back in his very personal manner.

But, Obama, riled a great many also, although he was a smooth operator and had intelligence in his oratory. Those that hated him were probably racists to some degree, others just disliked his policies and his tendency to appear less patriotic towards America's adversaries. One might say that Obama divided America because he was black, which is half true, he was also white. Obama tended to play his blackness greater than his whiteness that offended many white or non-black voters. He seemed to embraced blackness over whiteness.

George Bush II created cracks with his lying to the American people over WMD in Iraq based on phony CIA evidence and everything that followed. Of course, these facts did not surface until long after troops were invested there. Bush eroded American trust in government and this lingered through Obama. When Trump was elected with known Russian help (but no collusion) this blew the trust in the government away.

Americans no longer trust Trump or the men he has appointed. They all lie to defend their president. Trump aggravates this with his hate of media and calls its Fake News, when along, it is him providing the fake news!

America is divided over the two party system. How can only two political parties represent over 300 million people? There are many that like both Republican and Democratic values and policies, yet they are forced to choose between two bad choices for their views. Where is a party that represents the middle or the best of both parties? America is greatly divided between far right, right, middle, left, and far left.

While I don't blame Trump for all of America's division, it is now much more worse than ever. While diversity in America is a strength, it can also be a hindrance, trying to please everyone, all the time. Many great empires in history have fallen apart when the government could not satisfy a diverse population or one that was no longer evenly distributed.

I suspect that long after Trump is gone and just a bad moment in American history and nightmare, America will somehow, hobble along as it always has done. If for no other reason than what else is there? States leaving the union and becoming its own country? Divided geographic areas designated as provinces with less ties to the federal government?

America will survive Trump.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      10 months ago

      PerryA

      Who are these many, and what disaster?

      What events?

      I am sorry, but you didn't give much to help explain.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      10 months ago

      I don't know, but for many, having Trump there another 4 yrs is a true disaster. Your solution is to have Trump again, this may change due to events as we get closer.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      10 months ago

      PerryA

      What is your solution without Trump?

      How would the USA look in 2021 without Trump?

      The democrats have done nothing but resist the president since 2016?

      They have been talking impeachment ever since he won the presidency.

      President Obama was instrumental in having the presidential election become such a fiasco.

      He was warned by Trump but instead of doing anything about it, he mocked Trump and said there is no way to rig the election!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      10 months ago

      The next election will be a repeat of the 2016. Still deeply divided for a variety of reasons. People vote out of emotion and 2020 will be more so. Russia will try to persuade again unless Putin decides Trump is a jerk. The undecided voters are those in the middle and will need to be swayed to either side in order for victory. Hardcore believers of trump will vote for him regardless of his crass personality, which they like.They think Trump is making America great again and that it does not matter that Trump also makes money on the side via hotels etc. The other side have a totally opposite view and think he is vile in all ways. But if its Biden vs. Trump, there is light at the end of tunnel but it is no sure thing.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      10 months ago

      Voting for Hillary Clinton to be president, just because she is a women is not intelligent voting. And I have heard this from many women, they just want a women to president.

      And remember what the democrats did to McCain's picking a woman for his VP. And she was the governor of Alaska.

      Why did they do that to a woman?

      Intelligent voting is to vote for a candidate not based on anything else but what kind of a job they will do for you. Trump is the first president that actually worked off of his campaign promises.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      10 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      America has always been divided, which is why most presidential elections (the real votes, not the electoral college) are so close. Our differences is what makes us unique in the world. The divisions were amplified when some of us elected a black man as president, then amplified again when the majority of us voted for a woman as president. As a result of these two defining elections we reached a new low when forces converged to put Trump in office. We survived Watergate, Iran/Contra, the subsequent pardons, the Iraq war and now this presidency. We will survive this and remember who we are. (And hopefully people will stop voting GOP. You'd think they would have learned by now.)

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      10 months ago

      America was divided before Trump and the democrats have continued the division with their resistance to the president, and their favoritism to illegal aliens over America, Americans and Legal Immigrants/

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