Short of electing a cute cat video to the presidency, it’s hard to see a way for our country to come together right now. Thankfully, some of Trevor’s recent guests have offered practical advice on how we can all move forward (and in some cases, fight back) during the next four years.
Without putting too fine a point on it, the election results really bummed out a lot of people. CNN commentator Van Jones was one of those people, but that didn’t stop him from reiterating the importance of hashing out issues with people who disagree with you in order to bridge the ideological divide. In this interview, he also gets in an “I told you so” moment for his pre-election warning about the forces marshaling behind Donald Trump.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin may be even more alarmed by a Donald Trump White House than Van Jones is. His advice to those worried by Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric? Stay vigilant, speak up, and hold your representatives accountable. Or as Trevor puts it, this is our “Independence Day” moment to come together before the extraterrestrials kill us all (metaphorically, hopefully).
In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s failure to win the Midwestern vote, Trevor and The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates theorized about what it’ll take for Democrats to win back the highest office in the future — namely, identifying with the concerns of Trump voters while also connecting with minorities around the country.