Monday, December 05, 2016

Update: no, President Trump is not going to make us trust each other again

With reference to the previous post: our country is more divided than ever. Among other things, Trump is casually throwing out inflammatory (and unfounded) accusations, like the "millions of illegal voters" who allegedly denied him a majority of the popular vote. And of course there is his ongoing war with the news media, that seeks to destroy their credibility and thereby deprive Americans of a common set of facts that we can discuss and use to shape a policy agenda.

Furthermore, the Trump administration is shaping up as the most corrupt one in a long, long time, maybe ever. Not a recipe for building trust in our institutions. Which probably suits the Republicans fine.