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Joe Biden will have to heal divisions

Joe Biden will have to heal divisions

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Joe Biden will have to heal divisions

As Wellington said after winning the battle of Waterloo, it was "a close-run thing". And so it was for Joe Biden, the now-President-elect of the United States. Despite the massive support that Biden got from the media and associated pollster predictions of a clear and consistent lead over Donald Trump, his victory, in the end, was narrow indeed. Trump won a record-breaking 71 million votes to Biden's 75 million votes; that is 52% to 48%. A win, but thin.

The question, therefore, to be asked is why did so many people vote for Trump, despite his vulgarity, his impetuosity and his chaotic governance?

Were the 71 million that were attracted to support Trump uneducated, stupid, racist rednecks, or extreme Right-wingers? These are uncomfortable questions for the Democratic party and also for other liberal Establishment politicians throughout the Western democracies, where similar things have happened.


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