The Great Divider

What does the great divider mean?

The President of the United States

The Great Divider is another term for the President of the United States (POTUS). It was often used by Republicans to refer to Barack Obama when he was in office and then used by Democrats to refer to Donald Trump when he took office.

The nickname plays off the "Great Divide", which is the longitudinal line that runs down the U.S. where water flows west or east. But instead of water, the nickname asserts that the POTUS is dividing the American people instead of uniting them. This could be for nefarious purposes or just to split people among party lines.


Since he took office in January, Trump has been nothing but The Great Divider
I agree, but the media has also helped make politics even more toxic
A protester of the Great Divider
A protester of the Great Divider

Related Slang


Updated July 28, 2017

The Great Divider definition by

This page explains what the slang term "The Great Divider" means. The definition, example, and related terms listed above have been written and compiled by the team.

We are constantly updating our database with new slang terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If you would like to suggest a term or an update to an existing one, please let us know!