If you wanted a dramatic representation of the transition through which the US is about to pass, you could do worse than read the comments on the death of Castro made by Obama and Trump. Obama is thinking about the Cubans, knowing what it means to them. "We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation." There's subtlety in there, a recognition of good and bad, pro and anti, but also some respect for the achievement - removing Batista, medical aid across the world, freedom in Africa.
And Trump? for Trump it's just simple, all too easy. "The world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades." Get used to it. There's four more years of this - at least.