Study shows Trump ruined Thanksgiving

Study shows Trump ruined Thanksgiving
Destroyer of worlds? (Image via outsidethebeltway.com)

[Ed. – Just when you think these folks can’t become bigger parodies of themselves than they already were.  Hand to God: it actually says this — and more — over at Politico.]

[A] new study by economists Keith Chen of UCLA and Ryne Rohla of Washington State University seems to have proved at least one point conclusively: Trump really did ruin Thanksgiving.

With the help of data-tracking service SafeGraph, Chen and Rohla traced the movements of more than 10 million Americans across the past two Thanksgiving holidays. They focused specifically on people who traveled from Republican-leaning areas to Democratic-leaning areas and vice versa, and found that politically divided families spent on average 20 to 30 minutes less time around the dinner table in 2016 than they did in 2015. That added up to a loss of 62 million person-hours of Thanksgiving time across the country—and specifically, the authors estimated, a loss of “27 million person-hours of cross-partisan Thanksgiving discourse.”

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