Despite the shared, potentially-unifying threat of COVID-19, America remains deeply divided. What if anything can touch this ever-widening gulf that is hand-cuffing our nation? Might it be as simple as just meeting and talking it out?
In 2017 — a year after President Trump won the presidency — a journalist colleague of mine reported his findings after a full year of chronicling two Americans on opposite sides of the political spectrum — one a Trump-supporter and one a never-Trumper. The two met, sort of became friends. It went well, until it didn’t.