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Devin Nunes, 'Great American Hero'?

The president’s praise for the chair of the House Intelligence Committee makes the congressman something of an outlier in Trump’s pantheon.
Source: Andrew Harnik / AP

Donald Trump’s flair for insults is well noted, but his knack for backhanded compliments is perhaps under-appreciated. Note the finely calibrated use of the conditional tense in this Friday morning tweet:

The pesky “may” aside, the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee isn’t getting much

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