Across America on Thursday, families gathered around tables to celebrate family and togetherness.
It was, after all, Thanksgiving, a time to reconnect with loved ones, breakout time-honored traditions, and partake in all that home cooking.
But the nation is also knee deep into a presidential race, which means for many, all that love and warmth turned into ALL. OUT. MISERY.
Most of the forced smiles and second sips from the wine glass centered on, surprise, the more contentious points of the presidential primary at the moment: GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and the divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters.
Trump appeared to be the topic sending the most Twitter users into a frenzy.
But there was also the Hillary v. Bernie divide among Democrats.
Even Kanye West caused consternation.
However, as some cringed in pain, others confessed to missing out on the jousting. So who knows?
Maybe it's all just America's excuse to drink more wine.
Jason Wells is deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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