Ever since Donald Trump's candidacy to become president and his campaign journey to it, many can attest to it being a controversial one. Although lacking the credentials as a politician, Donald Trump sold himself into his presidency being the businessman he is and some of the public brought into it. Now that he is president of the United States of America, Trump is not doing good job in uniting America. We can focus on the problems and issues President Donald Trump stirs or we can focus on solutions for a better America. Trump will either improve as a president or those in politics will discover ways to impeach him.
Focusing on solutions is Oprah Winfrey, who sat down and engaged in a conversation with 7 Trump voters and 7 anti-Trump voters to see where America stands as a nation divided at this time. Based on history, America has always been a nation divided due to racism and ignorance, President Donald Trump basically exposed it and brought it to light. Not in a manner many are please with but in manner of revealing everything that has been wrong with this nation since the genocide of the Native Americans and the slave trade.
Anyhow, getting back to 2017 where racism and ignorance are still prevalent, Oprah tried to get to the root of things, in hoping America will flourish into a more united nation.
During a segment of "60 Minutes," Oprah Winfrey sat down with 14 individuals, 7 of them who voted for Donald Trump and 7 of them who did not. The 60 Minutes segment set the tone blaming President Donald Trump for the division in this country and it is too much credit to give him, because it's something that was already in place before he got there. Trump basically unmasked the division in America, an issue which has been swept under the rug, hidden and is the elephant in the room everybody ignores. Now, how can anybody ignore an elephant in the room? Well, Oprah chose not to and confronted it heads on.
As the conversation began and continued about President Donald Trump and his leadership, the 14 individuals remained divided in their opinions of the president and only agreeing on how he should have social media etiquette to tweet with caution. Tom, a member from the round table panel expressed his admiration for Donald Trump:
"I love it. Every day I love him more and more. Every single day."
But not many agreed and opposed the notion, one of them was Jennifer, who elaborated on the lack of leadership and professionalism of President Donald Trump, stating America looks like a joke to other foreign countries. Jennifer also expressed, her distaste and dissatisfaction of the president quoted below.
"He's a horrible president."
Oprah questioned the panel about the state of America during the next presidential election and if things would get better in unification of the nation. The panel was not optimistic in seeing a more united America, if anything their vision for America is not a good one. Out of the 14, Laura opened up about being fearful of a nation already divided, resulting in civil war and bloodshed for America to become united. And most of the group agreed with Laura, sharing in her opinion.
Is this where America is headed? Towards civil war?
Closing the 60 Minutes segment, although things got heated amongst the panel, the group however in unison expressed conversations like the one they shared needs to happen more often. Despite opposing opinions, everybody should and needs to be heard.
To check out the full segment and transcript, click on the link below.
Oprah Winfrey's 60 Minutes Segment