So why is he so divisive?

“When Americans are united, nothing, nothing at all, nothing can stop us. We win.”

Talking about being united in a speech is hot air if he keeps being deliberately divisive, and that’s largely how he operates (although the Democrats do a lot to help him on that).

And claiming that nothing can stop the US from winning suggests there needs to be losers. Uniting America, dividing the world?

It is true, as Trump recently tweeted in all-caps to Jay-Z, that the black jobless rate has declined to the lowest rate since the government began monitoring it in the 1970s. That’s awesome.

But the black jobless rate was dropping long before Trump took office, from a high of 16.5 percent in 2011 to 7.8 percent when Obama left the White House.

It’s good that it’s kept dropping to 6.8 percent today, but Trump has done nothing to change its trajectory. He’s merely stopped calling that trajectory a catastrophe, and started calling it evidence that he’s made America great again.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/29/trump-plus-one-did-he-keep-his-promises-216544

It’s common for politicians to claim credit for things they have had little if any influence over.

I can’t verify this quote but it’s doing the rounds on Twitter:

 

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  1. sorethumb

     /  February 2, 2018

    He is divisive because he criticises Marxist multiculturalism. The most cogent explanation of a counter philosophy is the Sailer doctrine.
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/steve-sailer-invented-identity-politics-for-the-alt-right.html

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    • phantom snowflake

       /  February 2, 2018

      “Reds under the beds”…. in 2018!! How embarrassing.

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  2. David

     /  February 2, 2018

    Trump will be remembered as one of the best Presidents the US has ever had.

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  3. David

     /  February 2, 2018

    If anything its the opposite, his immigration plan is actually more generous than Obama,s in terms of the DACAs and he has reached out numerous times to Democrats to work with him. The Democrats dont want a solution because then they lose a weapon to smack Trump with, Trump even offered to take the inevitable heat from the right.

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  4. David

     /  February 2, 2018

    Hilary Clinton, Obama, Cryin Chuck have all in the past voted for a border wall because it works, the gated communities they and their rich mates live in is pretty compelling evidence, but they cant allow Trump to build his big beautiful wall even if they have to sacrifice the DACA people in the process. They are rank hypocrites.
    Trump could deport every other illegal immigrant and his base would love him, he gains nothing from a DACA deal but he feels its the right thing to do and that is a position no TDS sufferer can get their head around.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 2, 2018

      I somehow think that his DACA u-turn hasn’t been done out of the goodness of his heart.He must have been persuaded that to chuck them out would be a very bad look indeed.

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  5. PartisanZ

     /  February 2, 2018

    Why is he so divisive?

    Because contrary to Carnegieologists, divisiveness, polarisation, conflict and contention – “us and them” – is what wins friends and influences people … by creating enemies and alienating ‘others’ …

    It’s a rare politician who doesn’t do this. Trump simply does it very blatantly and seeming ignorantly …

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  6. Zedd

     /  February 2, 2018

    All I can say to Mr T: “Fantastic, Tremendous, Spectacular, Amazing, Wonderful, Stupendous, Greatest event EVER..” followed by constant clapping.. BUT what is he really on about.. except big-noting POTUS (himself) ?!

    Did I miss any of his favourite words (Im sure corky would know) ??

    “Welcome to Fantasy Island !” Trump-style 😀

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