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How Trump divided a Canadian woman from her American family and what might be next in the U.S.

After four years of the presidency of former reality television star Donald Trump, Hamilton's Jenn Merritt doesn't talk much to her family in the U.S.. We'll talk with Merritt and Brock University associate professor of political science, Paul Hamilton, about the Capitol Hill riot, the Trump presidency and more live on Monday at noon.

Join our live interview on Monday at noon; send us your questions and comments

How Trump divided a Canadian woman from her American family and what might be next in the U.S.

CBC News Hamilton

3 months ago
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After four years of the presidency of former reality television star Donald Trump, Hamilton's Jenn Merritt doesn't talk much to her family in the U.S.. We talked with Merritt and Brock University associate professor of political science, Paul Hamilton, about the Capitol Hill riot, the Trump presidency and more. 31:41

After four years of the presidency of former reality television star Donald Trump, Hamilton's Jenn Merritt doesn't talk much any more to her family in the U.S..

She says the silence, lately, has been good for her mental health.

We'll talk with Merritt, a former U.S. citizen living in Hamilton and Brock University associate professor of political science, Paul Hamilton, about the Capitol Hill riot carried out by pro-Trump extremists, the Trump presidency, what happens now and more, live on Monday at noon.

During a rally in Washington on Wednesday, Trump encouraged thousands of supporters to march to the Capitol to protest the pending certification of the electoral college vote.
Jenn Merritt, a Democrat living in Hamilton with a family of Trump voters in North Carolina, and Brock University political science professor Paul Hamilton join us at noon on Monday to talk about the American election. (Submitted)

A mob of rioters then invaded the Capitol building, prompting members of Congress and staffers to hide for their own safety. Five people were killed, including a police officer, during the attack.

How can America move forward? Would the police have responded differently if the majority of protestors hadn't been white? Can a Biden presidency offer anything for Trump supporters? We'll ask these questions and more.

We're taking your questions and comments on Monday at noon. Be a part of our live chat. Let us know in the comments section on this page, by email at Hamilton@cbc.ca or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. We'll put your questions and comments to Hamilton and Merritt on Monday.

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