“Why is Obama always so divisive,” they used to wail. I tried to tell everyone it wasn’t honest criticism. You believe me now?

From over the weekend:

Days after he posted an edited video to Twitter trying to link Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump made it through a Tax Day business roundtable in the first-term Congress member home state on Monday without mentioning her. Afterward, however, Trump told a local reporter he had no regrets about his incendiary, misleading, and dangerous tweet — even though she’s faced death threats from his supporters.

www.vox.com/2019/4/16/18395065/trump-ilhan-omar-death-threats

They don’t want unity. Or rather, they only want unity when it helps them get what they want. It’s not a genuine complaint, and it never has been. If a member of congress getting death threats thanks to the President’s comments doesn’t convince you of that, nothing ever will.

2 thoughts on ““Why is Obama always so divisive,” they used to wail. I tried to tell everyone it wasn’t honest criticism. You believe me now?

  1. Dominique Watkins

    Hey Alex, what do you think of Amy Chua’s thesis in “Political Tribes”book in terms of explaining some of the political division?

    Also, Tim Carney’s “Alienated America” Book. His thesis of loss of “civic Life” social organizations in the middle states as explaining Trump. More than just Economic differences& Globalism. I am reading the book, he backs it up with a lot of fascinating data.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?457839-1/alienated-america

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