Trump’s di­vi­sive style sees the rise of women

Sowetan - - Opinion -

The most im­por­tant un­in­tended con­se­quence of Don­ald Trump’s di­vi­sive US pres­i­dency is the rise of women of all cul­tural and re­li­gious back­grounds.

How in­spir­ing it is to see two na­tive Amer­i­cans and a Mus­lim woman en­ter­ing pol­i­tics at the high­est level, fly­ing in the face of Trump’s di­vi­sive rhetoric. I have al­ways be­lieved the world needs more women in pol­i­tics – com­pro­mise and care are em­bed­ded in women’s DNA.

An­other un­in­tended con­se­quence is that the Demo­cratic Party has been con­firmed as the rain­bow party rep­re­sent­ing the di­ver­sity of the Amer­i­can na­tion – the Repub­li­can Party pales in com­par­i­son.

This is a pos­i­tive mes­sage for the whole world, es­pe­cially for di­verse na­tions like ours.

Dawie Ja­cobs Ster­rewag

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