Via @coveringpotus: From paper straws to wind turbines to socially conservative issues, President Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base, campaign aides and White House advisers told The Post. The president is following much the same strategy that he pursued in 2016 — inserting himself into the issues his supporters are already discussing, and using blunt us-against-them language without regard to nuance or political correctness. As Democrats debate policy, Trump has sought to force his potential rivals to defend the most far-reaching cultural ideas circulating within their party. He has attacked his opponents as un-American, described entire U.S. cities as deplorable, and pitted his mostly white base against an increasingly diverse Democratic Party. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photo by @jabinbotsford/The Washington Post)

Via @coveringpotus : From paper straws to wind turbines to socially conservative issues, President Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base, campaign aides and White House advisers told The Post. The president is following much the same strategy that he pursued in 2016 — inserting himself into the issues his supporters are already discussing, and using blunt us-against-them language without regard to nuance or political correctness. As Democrats debate policy, Trump has sought to force his potential rivals to defend the most far-reaching cultural ideas circulating within their party. He has attacked his opponents as un-American, described entire U.S. cities as deplorable, and pitted his mostly white base against an increasingly diverse Democratic Party. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photo by @jabinbotsford /The Washington Post)

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