In the passage we read today in class and after asking a few of my teachers the pin falls in the middle for if the this is The United States of Huck and The United States of Tom. Both of the traits talked about with both sides show up in many topics including politics and daily life. Donald Trump is a good example to start with. He himself leans more towards being a part of The United States of Tom due to him saying, "I started with a small loan of 1 million dollars." He himself is running for President as we all know, but he is doing it by being a demagogue. In the passage it says, "All my life I have busted my butt to get where I am, so don't come crying to me."(203). Donald Trump uses a phrase just like that to get down to a level of, I started on the bottom like everyone. Him being a demagogue helps him with Presidency and he is also leading The United States of Tom theory.
On the other hand, many people fall into The United States of Huck theory. Many people including my Advanced Algebra teacher, Mr. Weisman, believe America it's self is a country that has "fair play" and is "spreading the truck around."(203). Barack Obama is a great example of someone who is helping lead The United States of Huck. He is a man that cares for the nation and hopes to make it better than it was before. As a great leader, He has made many strides to make The United States and safe and welcoming environment for all. He also loves the people and does many things for the people making him a democratic leader.
In the end both of them end up clashing heads and there can't exactly be a winner within all this. Both are leading a separate "nation" and clearly clash heads many times. Also while Trump thinks he "knows" everything just like the Tom theory, Obama "hopes" that he is doing the right thing for the nation.