Why do Americans seem to care more about kneeling NFL football players than their crumbling infrastructure? Issues that rouse strong emotional reactions resonate strongly in a country with deep cultural divides, explains Michael Grunwald, who has covered US national politics extensively as a senior writer for Politico Magazine. In an in-depth article, he describes how US President Donald Trump has utilized partisan divisions to rally his base – to the detriment of good policy making and thoughtful political dialogue.
In this summary, you will learn
- How cultural divisions have come to drown out evidence-based policy debates in the US, and
- How President Donald Trump is using partisan divisions to rally his base.
About the Author
Michael Grunwald is a senior writer for Politico Magazine.