For the Trump camp, Biden’s program is not healing, but attack. He will not be able to heal the country if the splitters do not want it.
Donald Trump is gone, Joe Biden is the new US President, and above all, his inauguration had the message that he had proclaimed during the election campaign: Heal, reconcile and unite the divided country. That’s a nice message, but it doesn’t really carry it.
Because while in his speech he mainly dealt with dealing with one another and – under the impression of the events of January 6 – emphasized that political differences should not lead to opponents becoming enemies in a democracy, the democrats understand and their voters under “cure” much more, and that became clear on the same day.
Healing also means taking climate change seriously. Healing also means finally really tackling racism, not fighting the multiethnic and multicultural society, but celebrating and shaping it. For those who voted in 2016 and 2020 to vote in favor of Trump’s plan to restore and defend the privileges of white Americans, Biden’s program is not healing, but attack.
It’s okay for Biden to pastor a few days preaching charity. But it is not up to him how the other side reacts to it, and he must not base his policy on it. But whether the Republican parliamentary group leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, is actually, as he says now, open to cooperation or tries, as under Barack Obama, to sabotage everything in his power, cannot be decided by Biden, only Mitch can McConnell and the Republicans, who for four years had embraced Trump’s national revolutionary discourse.
If all votes in both chambers of congress are strictly according to the party line, Biden may be able to implement something, as long as he keeps the Democrats closed. But he will not change the division of the country if the division does not want that.