Trump Is Making Little Attempt to Reconcile the Country

… Since his election, Trump has dampened his attacks on Hillary Clinton, and both he and President Obama have conscientiously adhered to a personal nonaggression pact. But through his tumultuous transition, Trump has made little attempt at national reconciliation. … In short, in tone and temperament, the distance between Trump the president-elect and Trump the presidential candidate has been vanishingly small.

Simultaneously, Trump has appointed a Cabinet and White House staff that braid the competing factions of the Republican Party, but offer virtually no outreach to voters beyond them. …

All of this helps explain why recent surveys signal Trump is on track to enter the White House facing more initial resistance in public opinion than any president since modern polling began. CONT.

Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic