I think that it has to do with the whole trust/collaboration thing that I keep yelling about. Trump is an example of somewhere around half the country saying "I don't trust you anymore" to somewhere around the other half.
I mean, look at the media. Should you have trusted the mainstream media this last election cycle?
How's about the polling experts? Nate Silver did better than Sam Wang, of course, but Sam Wang got *EVERYTHING* wrong. Go back and look at Sam Wang's predictions: he wasn't calling a coinflip. He looked and he said "yeah, this is in the bag... 98%."
Sam Wang ate a bug on national television.
Trust is one of those things that we're going to have a rough time re-establishing.
Because I'm not sure that either side knows how to bribe the other into collaborating anyway.