I absolutely agree with this. It is actually exactly what has been on my mind all day. I’ve been trying to figure out how to find the right words to emphasize the good coming from this presidency without justifying the president’s actions. Like you said, a bandaid has come off as a result. As a nation, we finally might be able to really unite against the ugliness that has been bubbling just below the surface (and obviously, not ALWAYS below)…but I want to be clear that this is an effect with potentially positive outcomes that has come from actions that don’t give two shits about that.
Any good will be in spite of Trump, not because of anything he has brought to the table. His intention is not our well-being. It’s not unification. His intent is division. But he may push that just hard enough to force the opposite to occur.