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Donald Trump, Weaselman

Donald Trump is in some ways a brilliant politician. He has an instinctive feeling for what his base wants to hear—and not hear. In particular, he knows how to skirt hot-button issues that could get him in trouble. Here are a dozen controversial issues where he tries to have it both ways:

In short, on many hot-button issues, Trump simply avoids taking a position and hopes that his base understands in the end he will do what they want and that independents don't understand that. (V)

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