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Commentary: Take it from a magician: Trump isn't trying to distract us, he's misdirecting us

Critics of President Donald Trump routinely depict his maneuvers - such as shutting down the government and threatening to close the southern border - as distractions.

"He loves the distraction from his other problems," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said. Ezra Klein, a political commentator and editor at Vox, goes so far as to declare distraction "the core of Donald Trump's political strategy."

So pervasive is this notion, political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow titled one of his graphic commentaries,

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