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Making America (not) Grate Again

By on May 4, 2016 in See It Here

Last June many of us watched Donald Trump come down his escalator and heard him tell us why we are lucky to have him as a presidential candidate because the United States, as seen from Trump Tower, sucks.

Since then, some have said this seems more like a reality show with an apprentice as its star.

I was one of them.

Now that Donald has been called ‘the presumptive nominee” by RNC chairman Reince Priebus in a tweet, this reality show has become…well…real.

The next two months will require a lot of learning for Donald and Republicans as preparations really begin for the GOP convention in Cleveland this July. The guy who tells us “The Art of the Deal” is a bestseller-blah-blah-blah is going to have to learn how to make his case without insults to those with plans to vote in November but who remain dubious about his ability to do it. We saw it begin at the most-recent Trump Tower appearance (no escalator this time) when the man he called “Lyin Ted” suddenly became  “a hell of a competitor.” Donald knows a New York Times poll shows half of Republicans are scared of him becoming the nominee.

If Donald pulls this off,  “The Art of the Deal” will need a second edition.

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