Post-Election Calls for Unity
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTS
- On November 7, President-Elect Joe Biden used his victory speech to pledge to unite the country, calling upon Americans to "put away the harsh rhetoric" and "listen to each other again."
- A pre-election Pew Research survey found that about 90% of both Trump and Biden supporters thought the other side's candidate would "lead to lasting harm to the U.S."
- Pew also found that Trump and Biden supporters differed widely on the importance of issues like health care and the coronavirus. However, large majorities on both sides said the next president should "focus on addressing the needs of all Americans, even if it means disappointing some of his supporters."
- Some politicians and media figures on the left have called for holding Trump administration officials "accountable" in future hiring decisions, a move the right-leaning Wall Street Journal Editorial Board compared to "cancel culture."
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