What will history call President Donald Trump?

During a time of great crisis in America our most notable president (a Republican) earned the nickname the Great Emancipator.

What label will history apply to today’s holder of that office (also a Republican) in light of his response to our present crisis? It could be the Great Abuser, because of his lust directed toward women, his indifference toward people with overwhelming needs, or his wrath showered upon allies who have dared to disagree with him. He might be known as the Great Prevaricator because of his unmatched skill in telling lies.

But perhaps the most accurate title would be the Great Divider, for who has done more to encourage our disagreements and highlight our differences than he? I find myself avoiding political discussions with friends who I fear may be among his supporters. What will we say to one another that won’t drive us apart?

SANFORD K.H. WRIGHT,

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