Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Trump Dry Run

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Trump Dry Run

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Some days I dream of being a journalist on the campaign trail. There are people running for president whom I would love to interview - for example, the Republican front-runner, who could prove something of a challenge.

He is known for talking over the interviewer, belittling the press and making the same statements again and again. That habit of repeating himself might make it easier to formulate responses.

For example, when he says he wants to stop all Muslims at the border, I could encourage him, "Why don't you give that a trial run at one of your casinos? Pick a religion, say Lutherans, and stop all Lutherans from entering your casino. Just a dry run. See how well that works out for you before taking it nationwide."

When he brags about how many come to his rallies I would congratulate him and remind him that the circus has a pretty good draw, too. …

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