Yes, America is more divided than ever

Yes, America is more divided than ever 1

 

America is more politically divided than ever before, and while President Trump didn’t create this division, he is capitalizing on it. Chris Cillizza explains the roots of this division, and draws a comparison to our past.

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58 Comments on "Yes, America is more divided than ever"

  1. Hey, Chris here — do you talk politics with your friends and family?

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | February 13, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      *FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE REAL AMERICANS THEY ALSO HAVE A 🎥 MOVIE OUT CALLED “BOMBSHELL” ABOUT THE SEXUAL ASSAULTS & HARASSMENTS AT FOX FAKE NEWS TOO, GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY ALWAYS HIRE DUMB BLONDES OR AIRHEADED WOMEN TO TALK ABOUT IMPORTANT ISSUES!! SOME MEN WILL BELIEVE WHATEVER THEY SAY JUST BECAUSE THEY LOOK HALFWAY GOOD EVEN THO’ THEY’RE DUMB & SIMPLEMINDED AS F*CK!!🆗🇺🇸✌😂😂😂*

    • Yes. We’re all disappointed and dismayed by the democrat’s extreme swing to the left, and the Trump derangement syndrome that has infected so many people.

    • Yes, but often I do not want to talk to them anymore, and the feeling is mutual

    • @Chuck Cox *MUTE!!🆗👿👋👋✌😂😂😂*

  2. How are you going to make an analysis of the current political polarization without mentioning the corrupting influence of dark money in our system? Weak

  3. I think a more accurate click bait title for this video should be, “Corporate Media shill CNN is capitalizing on our political divide”.

  4. Why don’t we do the unthinkable? Collectively, go back to NEWS! for 4.2 years it’s been TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, pause, TRUMP!

    What the hell happened to EVERYONE and EVERYTHING else?

    If we only make everything about him isn’t that the problem?

    • bantayan island life | February 13, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      It’s the tds . They want a commie nwo dictatorship , trump is frustrating thier plan . So hate hate hate 24/7 . USA has to be ruined 1st in order to trash the Constitution and take over . Now a good strong country . There is no bloody chance .
      The plans of the wicked will be frustrated

    • @bantayan island life Commie dictatorship is exactly what trumputin is trying to do, he has singlehandedly done more damage to the Constitution than anyone in history

    • @Dennis Manson Look at you with you’re moral outrage. So angry and emotional. Typical libtard, facts dont care about you’re feelings Princess. You have a basic understanding of nothing at this point.

    • bantayan island life | February 13, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      The reason communist/democrate party is being crushed https://youtu.be/cZsMRuoKGEE
      Libtard principal at a AMERICAN school tell students the American flag is offensive . To a communist yes , yes it is.
      A few of the 45 democrate goals for USA . Look familiar ? 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
      18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
      19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

  5. The partisan media created the divide

    • @Dog Fart
      *Wut the Fuk DID I JUST READ* ….SAYING RUSSIA REPORTERS SAYING IT HIM SAYING THE NSA SHOULD GO BACK HE CAN DO ANYTHING ALL HIM ON THE VIETNAM WAR LISTENING IT WAS HIM SAYING I DONT SEE SAYING IT WAS THE LIAR HIMSELF
      LMAO, You win Brah.

    • Matt Buckingham live I’m gonna have to agree with everyone else you’re the idiot. It’s unanimous.

    • Dog Fart don’t yell I have asthma.

    • @Above All, United That’s an interesting perspective for someone with your online pseudonym. How exactly do you propose to unite with the half of the country that is, as you said, “wasting air”? Beating us into submission? Name-calling until we toe YOUR line?

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP | February 13, 2020 at 8:28 PM | Reply

      *FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE REAL AMERICANS WATCH A SHOWTIME 🎥 MOVIE ON REAL AMERICAN CABLE-SATELLITE 📺 T.V. CALLED “THE LOUDEST VOICE” WITH RUSSELL CROWE WHO JUST WON AN AWARD FOR PLAYIN’ ROGER AILES THE FORMER CEO & PRESIDENT OF FOX FAKE NEWS ABOUT HOW THEY PLANNED TO LIE & DO WHATEVER ELSE JUST TO BEAT CNN IN THE RATINGS!!🆗🇺🇸✌😂😂😂*

  6. What happened in the last 16 years? Cable news has been polarizing their viewing publics with purposely inflammatory news. They don’t aim to tell the full truth. They aim for juicy news.

    • True. They bombard the nation 24/7 with divisive partisan opinions they pass off as news, and then do segments like this one asking “How’d the nation become this divided?” They know exactly how, division has been their agenda for decades. It’s good for ratings.

    • This just in: Juicy Smollett had been Indicted .
      PS Juicy Smollett isn’t going to kill himself!!!

    • They aren’t aiming for true news when it comes to Juicy Mullet. They spew their 4 a.m. talking points to keep their brainwashed viewers in the dark when it comes to the truth of the matter.

  7. memyself andeye | February 13, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

    Thanks for sharing your insights. Love the humor.

  8. Oh wow they’re just starting to catch on.

  9. Thanks mostly to the media

    • tried and true | February 13, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

      100% this is the best ratings you can imagine, and distractions so the powers can take more rights away, slowly dissolving what democracy that’s left.

    • Yep. Much more barbarian than “divisive”. They show us they’re psycho because they lie endlessly to themselves about it, then believe their willful lie, then live as tho the lie is true.

  10. Democrat playbook:

    “Accuse your opponent of what you are doing, to create confusion”

    Democrats are bad for America 🇺🇸

    • And here is the Republican playbook:

      Project, Gaslight

      Project, Gaslight

      Project, Gaslight

      Project, Gaslight

      Project, Gaslight

      Project, Gaslight
      And repeat over and over, ad nauseam.

    • Democrats hate America. They prove it every single day.

  11. Slapdat Hugh Jass | February 13, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

    That’s odd… this hyper-partisanship seems to have risen right about the time the MSM “news networks” shifted from reporting news to broadcasting their op-ed about the news.

  12. CNN playing a huge part in dividing country…Everybody knows but are full of hate

    • @O SNOOPY SNOOP Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein…. The list is huge. They actually started a movement, you may of missed it, its called the “MeToo Movement”.

    • @Kyle # IF THAT’S WHY YOU MENTIONED EVERYBODY ELSE THEN KOOL BUT IF YOU DID SO TO DEFEND FOX FAKE NEWS THEN WELCOME TO SCHOOL!!✊😎💪💯🗽🌉🌉🗽✌😂😂😂

    • @ThE DuCk Cap lock is on the frits.It’s ok I know Dems can’t resist name calling..Assume,criticize and easily believe first thing that enter’s you mind.Easily getting brainwashed isn’t a bad thing.It means your nice and gullible.Kinda like children. Or women going shopping lol

    • @Kyle # one could say that side is or the other side is maybe all politicians need voted out of office and a new body of government be elected and America can start over to right the wrongs for a better future for all Americans

  13. The thumbnail looks like a senior center early bird special …

  14. First you probably mean the United States and second of all have you ever heard of the civil war.

  15. Thanks to the democrat party we’re divided. Pelosi said it herself. Impeachment would be divisive but here we are. Because of her decision to divide the country.

  16. Who profits more than the media from division?

  17. NO_CHILL_ BILL | February 13, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    Thank you CNN for being extra helpful dividing us. Your plan is working. Great job…

  18. More accurate title; CNN playing a huge part in dividing country.

    • Purple Penguin | February 13, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      vrnc M More accurate title; CNN dividing the country and blaming it on people who don’t share their opinions

    • Chris Anderson | February 13, 2020 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      Let’s disband CNN and Fox News at the same time and see where we end up. I think that’s a fair trade, don’t you?

  19. Seems there’s a direct correlation between the division of the people and consolidation of the media…..
    Weird right? Lol..

  20. I’m encouraged by the comments below – the vast majority get who’s really to blame, and how!

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