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Well That’s Reassuring

Here’s something that someone working for a presidential candidate who will be the nominee of one of our two major parties said aloud about that candidate, according to Politico:

“He doesn’t want to waste time on policy and thinks it would make him less effective on the stump,” the Trump source said. “It won’t be until after he is elected but before he’s inaugurated that he will figure out exactly what he is going to do and who he is going to try to hire.”

To be clear, this wasn’t some back-channel critique of the candidate offered by a frustrated staffer. It was a defense of the candidate offered by someone seeking to explain and justify his actions. 

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.


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