Prof: US Is in a Cold Civil War

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

( – A Princeton University professor declared that the United States is in a “cold civil war” between Democrats and Republicans after Manhattan’s Democrat DA indicted former President Donald Trump.

According to Eddie Glaude, a professor of African-American studies at Princeton, the cold war that erupted in the US society runs along the divide between Republicans and Democrats but is also based on race and class.

“We are in a cold civil war,” the Ivy League university professor told MSNBC host Chris Jansing.

“There’s no doubt about it, and that cold civil war falls along the lines of Republican and Democrat and that of course has racial and class undertones and overtones, but we’re in a cold civil war,” Glaude said, as cited by The Daily Caller.

“We can’t deny that, and Trump is an avatar,” he elaborated, arguing that the former US President is only the face of the Republican side of the divide.

The Princeton professor’s assessment comes after last Thursday, Manhattan’s Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg secured a vote by a grand jury indicting Trump.

The indictment is over the alleged hush money payment that Trump campaign lawyer Michael Cohen made in 2016 to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her from disclosing that she and the then-future president had an affair in 2006.

The report points out that high-profile GOP figures such as the official and potential contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination have denounced Trump’s indictment as “politically motivated” and “a dark moment in American history.”

So have conservative pundits and current and former Republican elected officials.

“[Trump] represents all of these sorts of grievances, these fears, this sense of marginalization, the skepticism about government, about the other and the like, and so all of this is out in the open and this trial,” Princeton professor Eddie Gaude argued.

He predicted that the current indictment of the 45th president of the United States would only be the first of many, and they would play out against the backdrop of the “cold civil war” he sees in American society.

“I think there will be cascading indictments, this is just a first of others to come, I believe – it bears the weight of those divisions,” Glaude added.

Former President Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, April 4, before Judge Juan Merchan in Manhattan.