Liberal Media Calls Trump “Divisive,” but Obama was a “Unifier”

A bonus quote from the opening paragraphs of an op-ed in yesterday’s Washington Post: “For a president who promised ‘unity,’ division remains Trump’s signature tactic.”

This harsh critique by foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor continues in the following sentence: “And what troubles critics is that Trump’s behavior seems utterly familiar in authoritarian contexts elsewhere in the world.”

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Those “critics” Tharoor mentions (i.e., the mainstream media) were silent over the last eight years when a president whose policies they approved of followed precisely the M.O. being ascribed to Donald Trump.

When in April of 2016 Barack Obama “warned Democrats against adopting a ‘Tea Party mentality’ that could lead to deep divisions within the party and harm its chances of winning national elections,” he was being a loyalist to his party — not a divisive president…

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