U.S. democracy “has stopped working” before Trump


  • Journalist Carl Bernstein said US democracy faced challenges before Trump’s elections.
  • In talk Bernstein, along with the Guardian, said the United States had been in a “cold civil war” for decades.
  • Bernstein said Trump’s electoral base is more than a small subset of the population.

In a recent interview, acclaimed investigative journalist Carl Bernstein said that democracy in the United States faced major challenges before Donald Trump took office in 2017, but the former president said in a domestic “ He claimed to have “caused” the “Cold War.”

Bernstein recently published his memoir “History of Tracking: Children in the Newsroom”. Told the guardian The United States has not been functioning well for decades. He said special events would be needed in the coming years to unify the country.

“Our democracy before Trump didn’t work well, and for 25, 30, and 35 years we called it a” cold civil war “in this country,” he told the press. “Trump ignites it, We will not return from this place unless there is a wonderful event that somehow connects this country. “

He continued: “As reporters, we mistakenly see the country only from a political and media perspective. This is cultural. shift Of a huge dimension. No matter what you say about 45-year-old Trump, nearly 50% of those who voted voted for him, and a survey shows that 35% of people voted. Those who voted for Trump believe that Christianity is being robbed of them. “

Bernstein, who became famous for Watergate investigative journalism with fellow journalist Bob Woodward in the 1970s, says that Trump’s base can be portrayed as a smaller demographic in an increasingly polarized country. Depictions that, despite being many, are actually vastr than many popular countries.

“The idea that the Trump base is a small group of white men with guns? Bullshit. This includes not only misogyny women, including racial discriminators of all kinds, but also education of all kinds in cities and suburbs. It’s a huge movement, including those who have received it, “he expressed to the Guardian.

He continued: “It’s also an opposition movement Liberalism, in their view, as opposed to what the Democratic Party has come to represent. It’s about race, power of all kinds, people’s thoughts on what the United States should be. The movement embraces dictatorship, authoritarianism, and unique American neo-fascism. Trump is representative. “

In the 2016 presidential election, Trump defeated Clinton in an electoral college, but Clinton won nearly 2.9 million more votes than the Republicans and beat him in a popularity vote.

Four years later, current President Joe Biden won both the Electoral College and the popular vote in the high turnout, High Stakes elections. Biden received more than 81 million votes, while Trump received more than 74 million votes.

Biden and many key Democrats warned of Trump’s dangers and his face-to-face politics — pointing out his continued control of Republican equipment — even after the January 6 riots. Many of the former president’s supporters have gathered to oppose the proof of Biden’s victory and then attack the US Capitol.