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Trump's America is 'a house divided against itself'

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A few years ago, I heard this lament from a married couple in suburban San Francisco: “In today’s America, it’s become so difficult for a conservative and a liberal to live under the same roof, it makes you want to cry.”

The husband, a police officer, is a diehard conservative. The wife, an author, is a confirmed anti-war liberal.

When they eat out, she orders organic vegetables, and he, a steak.

On their day off, she proposes a visit to the museum, and he suggests going fishing together.

To discipline their pet dog, the wife crouches down and caresses it. The husband’s method is to scold the........

© The Asahi Shimbun