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This is a term the media uses with reckless abandon. I heard it daily during the campaign, much of the time it was misplaced. Trump's campaign was consistently defined by most of the talking heads as 'divisive.'
I would challenge that assumption because I cannot find any references in his speeches, his media interviews or in the debates where Trump declared one voter group as irrelevant or unqualified to participate in the process. In fact, I remember Trump pointedly asking the Republicans at the RNC to open up to LGBT voters, to respect them as fellow Americans, much to the chagrin of many of the convention's traditional establishment delegates.
As for Mexicans, he made sure to separate 'illegal' immigrants from those that respected our laws. So is it divisive to exclude 'criminals' from our democratic process? This is really a law and order issue, but Progressives hate the idea of holding people accountable for their actions.
Trump challenged those that insist on maintaining their hyphenated connection to their heritage, wondering if that indicated some reluctance to fully embrace Americanism. This is a legitimate question that even the left asks about men; at what point do men leave their sexuality behind with regards to public policy? Some Progressives suggest that men should have no say in the abortion debate, even though they have a vested interest in the unborn child.
Media people said "Trump campaigned against women." There is absolutely no credible evidence of that charge. Did he say he was pro life? Yes. Is that an anti-women stance? No. It is a pro children policy position. It supports the right of unborn children, both males and females, to be represented.
Did he say some crude and offensive things about women? Yes, but that is not a campaign issue. I would argue that many men consider women as an irresistible attraction, that they are well aware of their psychological weakness to connect their attractions to sexual impulses. And they also know most of it is simply fantasy and braggadocio. And I think the results of the election show that many women feel the same, knowing relations between men and women will forever be differentiated by the sexual restlessness of human beings.
Did Trump talk about minorities and specifically blacks, as victims? Yes. Is that divisive? Only if you look at that group as a monolithic block. Trump suggested that minorities have been used as a political tool, and that is by nature, abusive. He asked "What do you have to lose by giving the alternative a try?" That is only divisive if you are part of the Democratic cabal. It attempts to peel off voters that the Democrats have taken for granted.
If he was dismissive of any group, it was the news media. I would argue that the corporate dominated news media was in an all out assault on Trump, so it is wrong to assign the divisiveness to him. He was simply defending himself, pointing out how insincere and duplicitous the media was to feign nonpartisanship when they were so transparently biased.
The Wikileaks revelations, once again, proved Trumps instincts were correct. They demonstrated that the media colluded to portray agitators at Trump rallies as evidence that he was pushing violence. When the truth was revealed that those agents were hired by the DNC, the press suddenly went dark on the subject, never stopping their false narrative that Trump promoted violence.
As the above definition suggests, are we to believe that when a candidate introduces a discussion of a divisive issue (such as abortion or immigration), that deems that candidate to be 'divisive'? If that was true, how can we Americans engage in vigorous debate if we can't even mention contentious issues?
In hindsight, the whole picture painted by the DNC and the sycophantic media was an illusion, a false media creation better described as digital propaganda. And the message, that Trumps entire world view was divisive, dark and threatening to peace and stability, was simply another effort to influence voters to put Mrs. Clinton, and thereby the increasingly left-leaning corporate establishment, back in charge of the country.