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The Celebrity Pardoner

Donald Trump cares much more about the rich and famous than the common person.
Source: Carlos Barria / Reuters

Cast your memory back to the bygone presidential campaign when a young, freshmen senator named Barack Obama was filling up stadiums with people chanting “Yes, we can.” His supporters saw an inspiring leader. For his detractors, the spectacle was absurd. The nation needed a statesman. And here were Democrats treating their nominee as if he was a celebrity. That negative perception ultimately became the subject of a John McCain television ad:

Now Donald Trump is in the White believe him, even as he illustrates that the common man is nothing to him compared to lawbreaking celebrities.

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