"If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them," a Harpers Bazaar headline blared last week, advising couples who disagree over the president to call it quits.
Though it attempts several stabs at humor, the article is not at all tongue-in-cheek. It actually makes the case for people who don't support President Trump to divorce their spouses who do.
"Supporting Trump at this point does not indicate a difference of opinions," author Jennifer Wright wrote. "It indicates a difference of values." She contended that disagreements over Trump are different then, say, disagreements over the efficacy of so-called "trickle-down economics."
Wright depicts Trump supporters as callous reactionaries who will never be convinced "they need to care about people they are fundamentally uninterested in caring about." Her entire argument is predicated on the understanding that Trump supporters are "morally repulsive," and thus impossible for the more virtuous members of society to tolerate in a marriage.
A better bit of advice might be for Harpers Bazaar to divorce itself from writers who have so little understanding of such a wide swath of the public. But hey, publish whatever you want, it's a free country.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.