Monday July 6, 2020

Post US election, a sombre thanksgiving

While Donald Trump stuffs his cabinet with controversial figures, millions of dinner tables were divided by political allegiance

27th November, 2016
US president-elect Donald Trump calls out to the press corps as Mitt Romney leaves after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club in New Jersey last week Picture: Getty

Thanksgiving is a strange holiday this year in the Sundered States of America, what with the current bipolarity of the American psyche. Half the country is riding a tsunami of jubilation and triumphalism, while the other half is sucked under by a riptide of disbelief and depression.

Families have been divided by this election. Friends are not speaking. Not since the days after the September 11, 2001 attacks have I witnessed this country in such...

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