Trump has actually long been a cartoon-like bad guy for moderates and progressives.
He personified the split in the national spirit, and his presidency revealed how far apart we had actually grown after decades of a Washington progressively removed from the lives of those it represented.
There was no blue wave.
In case the 2016 election left any doubt, the 2020 election validated that Americans live in parallel universes, each foreign to the other.
On one side are citizens like David Merin, who lives in Newport Beach.
” Almost every week, there was some sort of statement out of his mouth that, under any other presidency, would have been the scandal of the year,” said Merin, 50.
At the top of his list is the president’s handling of the pandemic.
As the votes began coming this week, Merin, who voted for Biden, was surprised that a more definite majority did not do the very same.
” It’s hard to even understand how anybody paying attention might act differently,” he said.
But that view is equally incomprehensible to people on the other side of the American divide.
Doug Blair, a 63- year-old sales representative from suburban Detroit, stated it is absurd to blame Trump for the pandemic– regardless of the president’s disparagement of masks and public health professionals.
Blair stated the president should have a s