After the GOP embraced the Trump campaign, many felt once he became president his campaign rhetoric would soften as he grew into the job as “President for all the people.” We know now, that didn’t happen. But, many Americans couldn’t understand why he was so impervious to serious scrutiny in light of reports about his not paying taxes and his body-shaming and misogynistic attitudes. Why were so many Americans enamored with him? The divide was great. And, there was anger and mistrust on both sides. This article from October 2, 2016 edition of The Washington Post offers some clues. And since the election, there have been others who are trying to understand.
The posters in this series reflect the conflicts the American political system has been experiencing during the turbulent period between 2010-2018. They are meant to encourage an exploration and a dialogue about the cultural minefield we now find ourselves in.