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On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld reflected on the 30th anniversary of the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger and what the disaster can teach us during this contentious election cycle.

He said that the Challenger tragedy, in which seven Americans were killed, united the country in horror and grief.

"Before 9/11, this was our 9/11," Gutfeld said. "And back then, we had no Internet, no texting, no Facebook. 30 years ago, Challenger was not trending on Twitter. It was trending in our heads."

Gutfeld pointed out that universal grief now seems to be a skill that we've forgotten. We can grieve alone, but rarely together, he said.

"We are scattered, distracted. Sometimes we come together, briefly, then we move on."

He asserted that's why we seek, but fail, to find resolutions to conflicts amongst ourselves.

"The Challenger: Three decades ago, it went up in one piece, and came back down in many. I'd call that a metaphor for today," Gutfeld said.

"As a country prepares for another debate, a coming caucus and a looming general election, it's good to remind ourselves that it's better to come together than it is to break apart."

Watch the "Five" co-hosts discuss above.


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