During the NBC News election coverage Tuesday night, some of the reporters and analysts pointed out a contradiction in the way political campaigns are run. People running for President talk about building bridges and bringing Americans together. Yet, during campaigns, they focus on how they can tailor their message to reach Black voters, women voters, Hispanic voters, etc. This is totally contradictory to the message of bringing Americans together.
I was disheartened that I couldn’t think of a way to ever get past this.
We may have found one.
Here is how I think Trump is going to unite America.
During his campaign, Trump made derogatory comments about the following groups:
- Establishment Republicans
- Jews (it wasn’t as front and center as the others, but it was there)
- (If I left out your group, I apologize, and welcome your input)
That’s an interesting set of categories. Many have views that oppose others in the group. If all these groups could work together on a common issue, it would be a powerful force.
There is a common issue for all of them – President Trump.
At least, I hope these groups band together to make sure there is no second term for Trump. Better, I hope they make changes at the local level that will trickle up the chain so they affect the nation.
I’m glad there may be a way to unify America, finally.
I’m just sorry it’s going to take four years of a Trump presidency to accomplish this.
For people who were slighted by Trump’s words throughout the campaign, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. But there is work to do.