On Friday, the world will watch as Donald Trump officially becomes the 45th President of the United States. ‘Divided States of America‘ is the inside story of the division and polarization in Washington that frustrated the Obama presidency and laid the groundwork for the election of a defiant outsider.

Frontline’s Michael Kirk charts how the 44th president’s promise of change and unity collided with political realities and racially-charged resistance. He identifies turning points over the past eight years that exposed simmering divisions among the American people — and shows that, though the political establishment on both sides was shocked when Donald Trump won the presidency, his success shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

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