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The Ban v. The Résumé

In terms of politics, the fall-out from the Orlando attack will pit The Ban (Trump’s Muslim ban and its associated rhetorical emphasis on toughness and the folly of PC) versus The Résumé (Hillary’s case that she is the experienced, steady hand who is the safest choice in a crisis). Trump benefited politically from the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. Will he also benefit from the horror in Orlando? The questions are whether the general public has a different reaction to him than the Republican electorate did, and whether his very unorthodox style — just check out his tweeting today — strikes people as a refreshing, needful change or dangerously amateurish. Beyond the issue of terrorism, these are really the central questions of the entire campaign.

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