Families have been torn apart by politics. What happens to them now?

Families have been torn apart by politics. What happens to them now?
How Dave Zinn imagines NFL training camps look.

[Ed. – The answer is actually simple. Those who voted against Trump can go on living sheltered lives. Those who voted for him are sent to re-education camps or worse.]

The shock of Donald J. Trump’s election in 2016, just before the holiday season, tested many American families who had to confront — or avoid altogether — political disagreements over Thanksgiving dinners. Many Democrats said they were angry at family members who voted for him. Republicans rejected the notion that their votes were referendums on whether they were good people.

But four years later, for some families, those differences have mutated into something deeper — a divide over basic facts and visions for America’s future. That rift feels even harder to mend after the 2020 election, as Mr. Trump stoked conspiracy theories questioning the legitimacy of Mr. Biden’s win.

In interviews during and after the election, Americans talked about the differences that had emerged in their families over politics and how they had changed over the past four years.

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