The "House of Cards" Season 5 trailer is here, and it looks like we are in for a lot of surprises. When we left Frank and Claire in Season 4, they were in trouble. It seemed like the walls were closing in on them. More people were starting to dig into the deaths of Zoe Barnes and Peter Russo. Hammerschmidt’s essay pulled the drapes on the couple's relationship, and America saw a cold marriage held together by power. Their image was crumbling, and they were on the verge of losing it all.

But Claire was not worried. She knew that they were not going to win the voters' hearts by getting likes on social media. She had other plans for the American people.

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Since love was off the table, fear would have to do. "We can work with fear," she said. And by that, did she mean to start a war to stay in power?

Judging by the snippets in the newly released Season 5 trailer, the plan is working. In a brief scene, we can see Conway staring in disbelief at the television screen as he reads the election results.

Was this the winning formula for Trump?

#trump came into power sounding the alarm. Be afraid of the Mexicans who cross our borders illegally to steal, kill, and rape our women. Be afraid of Muslims who want to see America burn. Be afraid of Obamacare, the disastrous health care bill killing the country's economy. And it worked! Much to everyone's dismay, Trump became the 45th President of The United States.

But everything has not been smooth sailing since he took office.

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His administration, just like #Frank Underwood's, has been plagued by scandal and allegations of misconduct. Many people suspect that Trump may have received some help from the Russian government during the elections. The rumor mills are turning, and it almost seems like the White House is always putting out fires.

Are we headed for war?

But what is more surprising is the current political tension across the globe and Trump's new response to it all. During his campaign, Trump made it very clear to anyone who would listen that he wanted to make America great again. America first! He did not want to be bothered by the issues crippling other countries. His primary and only concern was America. During his address at an event for the National Union of Business Trade Unions, he reinforced his position by declaring that he had no desire to be the "president of the world."

However, this seems to be a thing of the past. Since that day, Trump has launched missiles in Syria, dropped the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, and is tweeting his way into a possible nuclear war with North Korea.

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Now, no one will deny that something had to be done when it comes to the situation in Syria. The images of dozens of children dying after a chemical attack using sarin gas were horrifying. Also, I am completely for using force whenever and wherever possible to get rid of ISIS. But why is he continuously taunting #North Korea with his tweets knowing that this could provoke a war that no one wants?

Could it be that he recognizes that war is just what the doctor ordered to bring the nation back together? After all, history could repeat itself. When George W. Bush came into office, the country was divided. Al Gore won the popular vote but not the electoral vote. Despite a rough start, Bush's approval rating shot up after he launched the Iraq war in 2003. Does this sound familiar? That is because it is and we can already see a glimpse of it. President Trump's approval ratings were at a record low, but have risen since he bombed Syria and Afghanistan.

So is Claire Underwood right after all? Are fear and war all that it takes to hold on to power in a divided nation?