Sunday, December 18, 2016

Trump is stoking his base on his pre-inaugural tour. But is he building bridges? - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

Philip Rucker and John Wagner, Washington Post

Image from article, with caption: The president-elect has gone to Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio and saluted workers at an Indiana plant where he says he saved more than 1,000 jobs.

At the end of his speeches — after the teasing and taunting, after the Christmas greetings, after the cries in the crowd to jail Clinton — Trump has looked ahead to life as the president and tried to cast himself as a unifying figure.
His crowds may have been the white voters of red America, but the president-elect has declared, as he did Thursday night in Hershey, Pa., that his message is for Americans “from all parties, all beliefs, all walks of life.”
“Whether you are African American, Hispanic American or Asian American or whatever the hell you are, remember that we are all Americans and we are all united by one shared destiny,” Trump said. “So I’m asking everyone to join this incredible movement.”

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