Opinion: Does the Country Even Want to Come Together?
President-elect Trump tasked with unifying people who don't want to be together

President-elect Donald Trump takes a few questions from the press as he leaves Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in the U.S. Capitol Thursday with his wife, Melania Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In the wake of elections, there’s a common refrain and an implicit mandate: “come together.” But unity might not just only be impossible under the circumstances, I’m not convinced most Americans even want it.

“I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” President-elect Donald Trump said in his election night victory speech.

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