Category: divided states

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“From straws to wind turbines to socially conservative issues, Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base…

The president is following much the same strategy that he pursued in 2016 … using blunt us-against-them language without regard to nuance or political correctness…

As Democrats debate policy, Trump … has attacked his opponents (including four minority congresswoman) as un-American, described entire U.S. cities (many with large minority populations) as deplorable, and pitted his mostly white base against an increasingly diverse Democratic Party.”

~~excerpt frm WaPo article titled, “Everything that we hold dear: From race to plastic straws, Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes,” by Toluse Olorunnipa & Ashley Parker, Aug. 12, 2019