The presidency of Donald Trump was controversial and considered by some to be inconsistent with the values of a democratic United States. We all lived through these tumultuous years and know many of the facts and subjects covered in the book The Divider: Trump in the White House 2017 - 2021
(Doubleday, 2022) by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser. The authors are respected journalists who have collaborated on other notable books. They are known for the thoroughness of their research, including interviews with over 300 people who were intimately involved in the Trump presidency. We will be familiar with the top line of many issues and situations, but the authors take us behind the scenes and provide far deeper explanations and analyses of those events. The objective of the study group is to identify the important policies and behaviors that continue to impact our nation. Many of the issues covered in this book and that will be discussed in the study group are controversial. OLLI participants will be expected to make their comments in a respectful manner.