Is to kill human decency. Before this election cycle people had to pretend to care about the other side and discourse. It used to be an intramural fight among Americans. Now team red and team blue just don't give a crap and are vial both ways. You have journalists who don't care anymore about just being journalists and want to be part of the fight. Then you got Trump supporters who are just vial people who circle the wagons around this demigod. Honestly this is the real world version of the Boy who cried wolf. Trump is the wolf but W. Bush was called the wolf, McCain was called the wolf, Romney was called the wolf and because always calling the other side the wolf it was tuned out and the real wolf got power. Also HRC really sucked as well. However I don't see it getting better because the media isn't interested in being unbias either sides Fox or MSNBC/NYT. Division sells sadly. It shouldn't take a major catastrophe to unite and I honestly don't think it would unite this time. Due to how much each side hates the other. And yes I believe it's hate on both sides.