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Trump's media war makes him a 'divider'

Published Thu, Feb 23, 2017 · 09:50 PM

Washington

THERE was a brief moment after Donald Trump's election when it was conceivable to ask whether he would strive to be a "unifier" or a "divider".

The moment passed quickly as Mr Trump made it clear that he did not intend to abandon the style of politics - insulting and divisive - that got him elected. His declaration last week that the media's "the enemy of the American people" was but the latest reminder.

His theory of politics is that it's okay to offend five voters if seven other voters approve. Dividing the country is the name of the game. The objective is to create a coalition of the resentful. Polari…

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