US President, Donald Trump THERE are many times when one feels that the United States is tearing itself apart, even turning innocent words into hurtful arrows. The year 2017 has been the worst. Words like conservative and republican, I have been told by a former chairperson of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean, that they mean a racist bigot. Likewise, old mums are scared stiff when their college kids return home with nomenclatures like liberal and progressive. To old mums these two words mean that one does not believe in God and that one embraces gay marriages. But, come natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey, or Hurricane Katrina, Americans forget their differences and the best comes out of them.…